These are thinly worked highly polished brass they are made by hand. This large size Fulani earrings made in Mopti in the Dogon region of Mali. These earrings are now mostly made in Bamako because insurgent activities in the Dogon region, most artisans have migrated to the capital where life is safer and they can carry on their trade. I have been buying from this group of makers for more than 20 years. It's a real pleasure for me to sell Fulani jewellery because the design is so ancient and its truly beautiful to be part of a trade that goes back over 5000 years.