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Mata Hari Earrings

Mata Hari Earrings

$ 62.00

Hand fabricated hammered 14k gold filled rings with wire wrapped nylon tassels and sterling silver posts. Sterling silver butterfly backs included.

• Earrings measure at 2.5" from top to bottom • 

• Handmade to order. Please allow 3-5 business days to ship. •

Mata Hari

(7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was the epitome of the femme fatale archetype. In 1905, Dutch-born Margaretha reinvented herself as a courtesan and exotic dancer called Mata Hari—a Malay term for “sunrise” or the “eye of the day.” Mata Hari quickly broke into the social scene with a performance in the Musée Guimet, an Asian art museum in Paris, which catered to elite men, many of whom were high-ranking military officials of various nationalities. Mata Hari was convicted of being a “double agent” during World War I as both a German spy, though her military trial was riddled with bias and circumstantial evidence, and was executed by a French firing squad in 1917.

 


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