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    Indian Flexible Silver Bracelet (Chuadanti Pahunchian)

    Uttar Pradesh, India
    circa 1900

    outer diameter: 7.6cm, internal diameter: 4.5cm, thickness: 1.4cm, weight: 140g

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    Collection of the late Paul Walter, New York, probably acquired in London.

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    This unusual bracelet comprises many silver spiky units each of which is said to represent rats’ teeth.

    Each segment has been strung on orange -red cotton cord.

    It opens with a screw mechanism which turns clockwise to open.

    A related example is illustrated in Untracht (1997, p. 258) who attributes it to Uttar Pradesh.

    The example here is in excellent condition.


    Bala Krishnan, U.R., & M.S. Kumar, Dance of the Peacock: Jewellery Traditions of India, India Book House Ltd, 1999.

    Untracht, O., Traditional Jewelry of India, Thames & Hudson, 1997.

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