Midyat Straw Handmade Silver Earring
Made of 925 sterling silver
All of our product is handmade
Silver surface has an authentic appearance by applying oxide
Our product is processed by knitting with pure workmanship after pure silver is turned into a fine wire. Old historical motifs are used in the pieces.
The size of the earrings from top to bottom: 4.5 cm
Average weight of the earring: 7.35 g
Midyat Straw Handmade Silver Earring
Productions of Silver ArtSome of the beautiful objects produced are flatware – plates, trays, belts, bracelets, mirror frames – but others are hollowware, filigree coffee cup holders were once particularly popular when the cups themselves were made without handles. Whatever the desired result from, the design is first drawn flat on paper, but if the object is to be hollow the paper is manipulated into shape before the design is completed.The production of the silver wire involves risk, considerable strength, and special equipment. The silver is melted in a crucible then poured into a mold to make thin rods that are drawn through steel plates with tapering holes until wire 1 mm in diameter is produced. During this process, the metal is constantly reheated and coated with beeswax. In the early stages, the pulling is done by hand, using pliers but when this becomes impossible the wire is tied to the craftsman’s water buffalo hide belt and he uses his weight to finish the job.The piece is completed on a flat walnut slab, which has been flamed to burn off the oil and compressed for several days. Every filigree object has a frame (muntac) to which the different motifs are attached. The muntac is made first with a double thickness of wire then the fine wire is shaped to make the motifs that fit into the openings. The motifs are not soldered to the frame but welded with a silver and borax mixture. After the motifs are in place the final, smallest, decorations (silver balls, etc.) are welded on. In the case of hollowware, the frames and motifs are prepared in sections on the flat surface and then welded together supported by hardwood or metal molds.These craftsmen are still working in Turkey, often in villages and small towns, from where their work is collected for sale in the cities and tourist resorts.
All the orders are shipped from Turkey via DHL. We are happy to work with a well-known shipping company.
We ship worldwide by DHL and we will inform your tracking number immediately after your order is shipped.
The preparation time is between one to four working days. The preparation time may be longer for hand made products. Those products are specifically produced for you and it is generally 7 days. If it is longer than 7 days, the details can be found in the description section of the product page.There are two options for delivery. The first one is DHL Express and it is the faster option. Your order will be at your shipping address between 1 day to 7 days. Details are listed at the bottom. The second option is Normal shipping. Delivery time takes between 25 days to 30 days for Normal shipping. If you are not in a hurry you can always prefer this method.
The shipping cost is calculated by the total price of your order. If your cart total is greater, the shipping cost will be lesser. You will earn free shipping when your order total is over 100$.
Estimated delivery times for DHL Express Shipping:
- UK: 1-3 days
- Europe: 1-3 days
- U.S.A and Canada: 2-4 days
- Middle East: 2-4 days
- South America: 2-5 days
- Rest of the World: 2-7 days
Estimated delivery times for Normal Shipping:
- All over the World: 25-30 days
For more information about our delivery service please check here.