Earring from Brazil. The earring is made of 6 strands of circular brown seeds, which extend downwards from one central point at the top, marked by a larger half seed. The base of each seed strand is a small bunch of green and red feathers. The earring is attached to the ear by a thin piece of plant fibre.

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