Mizoran Burmese amber necklace, Myanmar
Mizoran necklace, from NE India or Burma, made of natural amber from Myanmar, worn by Mizo women, inhabiting NE India or Myanmar. Burmese amber is also known as burmite or “patlokan”.
From 1st half of XXth century or older.
Burmite was already known in China in the Han period (2nd C. BD – 2nd C. AD). It’s much appreciated for the brown-red color.
The necklace is 66 cm long (25,98 in)
It weighs 136,7 gr
“Colliers ethniques d’Afrique d’Asie, d’Océanie et d’Amérique”, Leurquin, Anne, Skira, 2003
“Ethnic jewellery and adornment”, Daalder, Truus, Ethnic Art Press, 2009