Project Description

Kerala silver amulets belt, South India

Old high-grade silver belt from Kerala, South India. Nine amulets and other silver beads are strung on a thick “snake” chain. The chain on one end is used to adjust the belt to the desired size. According to Anne Leurquin, the small pendant with a jasmine bud shape has an apotropaic meaning.

Each amulet is finely worked with filigree on one side.

From the end of the 19th or beginning of the 20th century.

Dimensions:

Length without final chain: 64 cm
Length with final chain: 78 cm
Size of each amulet: 65 mm

Weight: 183 Grams

Reference:

“Ceintures ethniques” Leurquin, Anne, Skira, 2004

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