Madhya Pradesh and Orissa silver bracelet, India
Rigid high-grade silver bracelet from Madhya Pradesh in India, called “nagmuri”. Rathva women wear these bracelets in thick undulant (simulating a snake) silver wire on the upper part of the arm. According to Untracht, similar examples are also worn in Balangir District in Orissa.
From late 19th or early 20th century.
The inner diameter is approx. 65 mm
Diameter (with flower): 10 cm
Width: 65 mm
Weight: 231 gr
“Bracelets ethniques” Anne van Cutsem, Skira, 2002
“Traditional jewellery of India” Oppi Untracht, Abrams, 1997