This unusual bracelet comprises many silver spiky units each of which is said to represent rats’ teeth.
Each segment has been strung on black 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.