Himachal Pradesh choker, India
Heavy silver choker from Himachal Pradesh, in Northern India. It is made with high-grade silver and blue and green enamel. one small bit of this enamel is missing.
Cloisonné enamel jewelry is characteristic of the Kullu valley. Mughals where the ones to introduce enamel jewelry in Nothern India, whose technique has been known since antiquity.
Total length: 63 cm (24,8 in)
Length of silver: 24 cm (9,45 in)
Width: 4 cm (1,57 in)
It weighs 260 gr.
“Colliers ethniques d’Afrique d’Asie, d’Océanie et d’Amérique”, Leurquin, Anne, Skira, 2003
“Traditional jewelry from Himachal” Ganjoor, Vidhu – Burza, Buzz, Samvedana culture and Heritage Trust, 2011
“Crafts of Himachal Pradesh”, Subhashini Aryan, Mapin Publishing PVT, 1993