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Anita Earrings

$ 108.00

Hand cut gold plated brass discs, with a two toned satin/high polish finish and sterling silver posts. Sterling silver butterfly backs included.

>>Measures at  2.25” long

>>Made to order. Please allow 7-10 business days to ship •

Anita Garibaldi

(August 30, 1821 – August 4, 1849) is a symbol of Brazilian romanticism and revolutionary liberalism and recognized as a national heroine after the fall of the Brazilian Empire. She was a skilled horsewoman and the comrade-in-arms and to her husband, Italian revolutionary Guiseppe Garibaldi (it was actually Anita who taught Giuseppe about the gaucho culture!) One of Guiseppe’s comrades described Anita as "an amalgam of two elemental forces…the strength and courage of a man and the charm and tenderness of a woman, manifested by the daring and vigor with which she had brandished her sword and the beautiful oval of her face that trimmed the softness of her extraordinary eyes.”  Today, there are city squares bearing her name in Brazil and a museum dedicated to her memory in Laguna.

 

 


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