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    Indian Woven Silver Bracelet

    Madhya Pradesh and Orissa, India
    early 20th century

    interior diameter: approximately 7.3cm, weight: 112g

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    Provenance

    Sotheby's New York; Collection of (the late) Paul Walter; probably acquired by him in London.

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    This bracelet of loosely woven, rigid, thick silver wire, is from Madhya Pradesh and worn by Mahratta and Gujarati women in the Raval community, and in Orissa.

    A screwing mechanism is hidden in the face of the bracelet which is decorated with a raised, tiered floral motif.

    The bracelet has a fine patina and obvious age. It is wearable.

    References

    Nadler, D. & S., Silver: From Fetish to Fashion, PDN Publishing, 2005.

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

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