Fulani (or Fula) people is an ethnic group mainly inhabited in Western Africa. Legend says the Fulani originated from the Arabian Peninsula. Being a nomadic tribe, Fulani customarily wore their wealth in the form of gold jewelry that they could carry with them at all times. Fancy gold earrings in a shape of a carambola, come in various sizes from small to huge. Their dimensions only indicate the hierarchical position and the solvency of the owner.