Rajasthan silver anklet or bracelet, India
Old Indian silver bracelet from Rajasthan. This type of bracelet is also used as anklets in India.
Silver content is very good, at least 900/1000. It is made with a thick layer of silver, that makes this bracelet heavier (267 gr) than other similar examples (usually around 70-100 gr). The work on the clasp area is delicate and finely made.
From the XIXth Century. It is in very good conditions, and it has a very nice worn patina.
Women in Rajasthan wear a variety of anklets on both legs, that can be solid or flexible. A newly married girl wears a number of different bands extending to the rim of the skirt. There is a set pattern that follows in the order in which these bands are worn. Right on the ankle rest the flexible anklet, and all the others above it.
The inner diameter is 72 mm.
Inner round perimeter 23 cm
It can be easily fastened with a pin.
It weighs 267 gr.