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Old Silver - Ceremonial Necklace from Central Asia

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Price: $185.00
Item Number: SeaT-880-Nk

Old Ceremonial Necklace from Central Asia

This is an unusual old Beaded Dangle Necklace that was part of a traditional Ceremonial Jewelry ensemble from Central Asia. The opulent Mughal influence is clearly present in its luxurious and elegant design. 

It was sturdily handcrafted in the early 1900’s of high-grade silver (90%) and foil-lined glass stones. The golden foil lining catches the light with movement, changing the stones' hue, adding shimmer, and giving dimension. 

The foil backing lower glass beads that hold the dangles has the addition of red dots in their centers, painted there to ward off the evil eye. The original silk threads form the necklace cord for tying it around the neck to the desired length.

Ceremonies could be extremely elaborate events among the people of Central Asia. Often those attending, as well as those hosting would dress with great splendor, covering themselves with magnificent ornaments and textiles. 

This elegant old necklace was part of a jewelry ensemble worn on such occasions. It has been worn over the decades, but well cared for, and in excellent condition. Age patina intact. Wearable, collectible, old silver Ceremonial Necklace from Central Asia.

Measurements: (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
    Size = Currently tied at 22 inches long, inside neck circumference (can be retied to adjust length shorter or longer)
   
Front Drop = 2 inches (distance from top to bottom edge of necklace at center f ront)
   
Material = Silver (90%); Glass with golden foil backing; Silk

    Weight = 3.6 oz. (102 grams)