To wear Ear-ring in Persian History and Literature



“Ear-ring wearing " is an ancient ritual that was common among folks and different social groups, and was done for various purposes. It has been shown in the studies that both humans and animals were being worn ear-ring from longs ago. Although some kinds of them were used as an adornment or makeup tool, but the ear-rings were mostly considered as a sign of slavery. Contemplating on the historical background of such ritual and utilizing several samples out of literary and historical texts, the authors of present article try to explain the usage, the meaning and the shape of ear-rings throughout Persian history and literature.