Traditional silver belt from Madhya Pradesh, India
Old Silver belt from Madhya Pradesh, India. Very good silver content, at least 800 or 900/1000. It used to be gilded, some gilding still remains. The buckle can be opened with a screw.
According to Anne Leurquin, the different techniques used both on the belts and the buckles show the great workmanship of the silversmiths in India.
From 1st half of XXth Century.
Length of the belt is 82 cm (32,28 in)
Width: 25 mm (0,98 in)
Size of the buckle: 6 x 3 cm (2,36 x 1,18 in)
Weight: 242 gr
Reference: “Ceintures ethniques” Anne Leurquin, Skira, 2004