Snake Charmers

Posted by Laura Cull on

Taking inspiration from the magical creature that is the snake, and the mystic surrounding the snake charmer we have created this unique collection. 

The mystical practice of appearing to hypnotise a snake by playing and waving around an instrument called a Pungi. The practice, most common in India, was actually born form Ancient Egypt. It eventually spread throughout Southeast Asia.

Many snake charmers live a wandering lifestyle, visiting towns and villages on market days and  busking during festivals but did you know that although snakes are able to sense sound, they don't actually have an outer ear that enables them to hear the music of the snake charmer. They actually follow the pungi  instrutment because they consider the pungi to be a threat and responds to it as if it were a predator. Therefore appearing to dance... just like our earrings! Check out the snake charmer collection and let us know your favourite piece! 

 


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