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Amdo Tibetan Earrings

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These large Tibetan earrings are named after the Amdo region of Tibet, the birthplace of the Dalai Lama. Alluring silver plated brass earrings inlaid with turquoise and coral stones, and sterling silver french hooks.

Size: about 3 inches long.

 

 

Amdo (Tibetan: ཨ༌མདོ; Chinese: 安多; pinyin: Ānduō) is one of the three traditional regions of Tibet, the other two being -Tsang and Kham; it is also the birthplace of the 14th Dalai Lama. Amdo encompasses a large area from the Machu River (Yellow River) to the Drichu river (Yangtze River).[1] While historically, culturally, and ethnically a Tibetan area, Amdo has been administered by a series of local rulers since the mid-18th century and the Dalai Lamas have not governed the area directly since that time.[2] From 1917 to 1928, a much of Amdo was occupied intermittently by the Hui Muslim warlords of the Ma Clique. In 1928, the Ma Clique joined the Kuomintang, and during the period from 1928 to 1949, much of Amdo was gradually assimilated into the Qinghai province (and part of Gansu province) of the Kuomintang Republic of China. By 1952, Chinese Communist forces had defeated both the Kuomintang Chinese and the local Tibetans and had assumed control of the region, solidifying their hold on the area by 1958 and formally spelling the end of the political existence of Amdo as a distinct Tibetan province.

Amdo was and is the home of many important Tibetan Buddhist monks (or lamas), scholars who had a major influence on both politics and religious development of Tibet like the 14th Dalai Lama, the 10th Panchen Lama, and the great reformer Je Tsongkhapa.

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DH
10/30/2016
Dave H.

This set was bought to

This set was bought to replace an almost exact set that was lost. This particular one is of amazing quality!! The details are more pronounced and the colors are stunning!!!!!

NN
02/25/2016
Nicole N.

Beautifully made earrings

I love these earrings. They are beautifully made, large and fun!

N
11/16/2015
Nicole

So fun!

I love these earrings. They are beautiful and large and fun. Quality!

VY
02/25/2014
Vera Y Ballew

Amdo Tibetan Earrings

Beautiful, good weight and length. Encouraged to make further orders.

A
05/28/2013
anonymous

Simply Stunning

Theae earings are truly simply stunning.Each time I wear them they receive many compliments.

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