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Twisted Silver Wire Bracelet
Northern Thailand
circa 1900

external width: 7.5cm, internal width: 5.5cm, weight: 129g

This elegantbracelet comprises solid silver wires twisted into a 'C' form which finish with solid silver terminals that have been engraved lightly with geometric
patterns.

Such bracelets were worn mostly by Akha women in northern Thailand, in the area known as the Golden Triangle.

Similar bracelets are illustrated in Lewis (1984, p. 43), Geoffroy-Schneiter (2011, p. 223) & Daalder (2009, p . 227).

This example is in a fine, stable condition without losses. It has a fine patina consistent with a circa 1900 dating.

References:
Daalder, T., Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment: Australia, Oceania, Asia, Africa, Ethnic Art Press/Macmillan, 2009.
Geoffroy-Schneiter, B., Asian Jewellery: Ethnic Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings, Belts, Head Ornaments, Skira, 2011.
Lewis, P. & E.,
Peoples of the Golden Triangle: Six Tribes in Thailand, Thames & Hudson, 1984.

Provenance: UK art market

Inventory no.: 2661

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