Pair of Silver Bracelets
Wa or Lawa People, Northern Thailand
early 20th century
diameter: 10.3cm, weight: 120g
This pair of bracelets is of hollow silver. They have attractive lotus-bud finials. The upper sections are stamped with floral motifs within diamond borders.
These types of bracelets were worn by both the Wa and Lawa ethnic minority groups in the Golden Triangle area of northern Thailand.
Two similar pairs are illustrated in van Cutsem (2002, p. 265).
The pair are in fine, wearable condition.
van Cutsem, A., A World of Bracelets: Africa, Asia, Oceania, America, Skira, 2002.Provenance:
private collection, London, UK.
Inventory no.: 2752