Earrings are the ultimate adornment. Our tribal and contemporary collection features pearl earrings, stone and silver studs, drop earrings, small earrings, gemstone earrings, hoops, large earrings, long earrings and everything in between. We also specialise in one-off pairs of unique tribal statement earrings sourced from all over the world.
Simple or elaborate, a pair of earrings will always enhance your natural beauty. Or as Jennifer Lopez says "Women should never go without earrings. Passing on them is an opportunity missed".
Kashgar is an Australian business owned by Linda and Ian. We travel to far-away lands in search of handcrafted jewellery, textiles and artefacts. Our mission is to support, honour and maintain age-old traditions as well as ethical and sustainable methods of production.
We hand pick only that which is handmade, unusual and beautiful. Raising awareness of these items has the beneficial effect of increasing demand and value. Time-honoured means of craftsmanship that are passed from generation to generation are disappearing in favour of mass produced goods.
Kashgar means more than just an appreciation of handcrafted items. By supporting traditional methods of production we encourage cottage industries to thrive and help ethnic minorities maintain self-sufficiency, while reducing our impact on the environment. It's about preserving traditions that, if lost now, will be lost forever.
By shopping with us, you are actively supporting tribal artisans and the preservation of age-old crafts and tradition.
"THIS BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN BY PHOTOGRAPHER STEVEN CHEE FOR AUSTRALIAN FASHION WEEK IN 2009, IN COLLABORATION WITH ABSOLUT VODKA. OUR AFGHAN "WAISTCOAT", BASICALLY A VERY SIMPLE MIRROR-WORK EMBROIDERED DOUBLE BAND WITH COIN DECORATION AND METAL TASSELED ENDS, WAS USED TO CLOTHE THE UPPER BODY OF THE MODEL AND STRATEGICALLY HIDE HER NIPPLES. WAISTCOATS AND BELTS LIKE THESE ARE WORN BY KUTCHEE WOMEN ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS, ADDING FURTHER EMBELLISHMENT TO OFTEN HIGHLY DECORATED CLOTHING. COINS ARE A SYMBOL OF WEALTH AND STATUS, WHILE SMALL MIRRORS ARE TYPICALLY WORN TO REFLECT LIGHT AND FRIGHTEN OFF EVIL SPIRITS."
- LINDA HEAPHY