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Charro Earrings, Salamancan Filigree...
Charro Earrings, Salamancan Filigree...
Charro Earrings, Salamancan Filigree...
Charro Earrings, Salamancan Filigree...
Charro Earrings, Salamancan Filigree...
Charro Earrings, Salamancan Filigree...

Charro Earrings, Salamancan Filigree Charro Button Stud Earrings

MAD082
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925 Sterling Silver Spanish town Salamanca Traditional Salamancan Filigree Charro Stud Earrings

Earring size: 0.66"x0.66" (17X17mm)

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The origins of the button charro are extremely obscure and very difficult to explain, and there are several theories about it. Due to its traditional shape, there are those who maintain that it is a deformation of a solar disk of Celtic or Celtiberian character and that it could be used as an ornament or distinctive sign since the time of the High Empire, back in the second and first centuries BC.

It is known that certain Roman positions used small ornaments to join pieces of clothing, such as the toga and that they were used by assimilation among the Visigoths so that the appearance of this button could be a deformation of those. However, the fact that its spatial scope is reduced to part of the current Province of Salamanca and the south of Zamora suggests the button as an element of its own that survived the Muslim domination. Since the seventeenth century, it has been frequently used in charro costumes as a piece of silver. Its relationship with some forms of damascene makes others think of possible Mudejar derivations, a fact that is sustained by the concentric character of the balls that form it and the absence of empty spaces. As a piece of a goldsmith, it would survive the Reconquest, although reduced to strictly rural areas (there are no plastic representations of it until the seventeenth century). In any case, it became very important from that date as a distinctive element of being and feeling in Salamanca.

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