This is a wonderful old unique Etched Floral Designed Silver Necklace which was possibly used in a very ornate necklace or worn as a Choker or worn as a Head Piece from the Himahal Prasesh region of Northern India. This silver heart jewelry pendant has unique floral designs is embellished with spirals and dangle charms. The barrette is of a simple design, where as the other small pendant has circular designs, and both have silver dangles. Ornaments were not only worn for adornment and for their intrinsic value but also for certain religious and superstitious reasons. Some ornaments are put on the girl at the time of her marriage. It is obligatory for every married woman whose husband is alive to wear ornaments in the nose, ear and bangles in her hand and removed them only when she becomes widow. Each part of India offers their own traditional ornaments with special significance and these typically traditional ornaments with slight variations. The traditional jewellery worn by the women of Pabbar valley of Himachal Pradesh, has always bee in keeping with India's rich heritage of diversity, and the jewellery also takes on regional nuances. It is the ultimate and most-personal expression of region specific culture and art of lifestyles and heritage. It draws inspiration from architecture, dance and even religious customs. Jewellery in India has drawn upon the many facets of its people, and has in turn been inspiration and solace to both wearer and beholder. This beautiful old vintage silver heart pendant, barrette and small pendant would be wonderful items for all your creative jewelry designs.
4" long to dangles
3" wide at bottom
2" wide at top
8" long woven silver section
2" wide top to dangles.
This was collected in the field 25 years ago. It is in good condition.
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