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Morris Dance Sword Lock Earrings

Morris Dance Sword Lock Earrings

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Sword Dancing is usually regarded as a type of morris dance. Two forms have been revived in England— longsword and rapper. Both were once common in the north of England. Dancers are linked in a ring holding the swords and the dance form is distinctive for its fast, elegant weaving figures, dancers passing over and under the swords whilst remaining linked. At times the swords are interlinked into a woven knot, known as a lock or nut, which is strong enough to be held up by one of the dancers, then returned to all the dancers who grab the sword handles, unlink the swords and continue the dance.
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Each silver earring is 1 inch 18 GA .99 Silver with a .032 inch Sterling Silver wire, and each copper earring is 1 inch 18 GA Copper with a .032 inch Niobium wire. Since 1972, Quick Silver Mint has been creating authentic handmade medallions, available through their catalog and at festivals throughout the United States. Now, the designs are available here as earrings. Please check out the Learn More page or our Design Brochure to learn more.