Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Kashmiri Tribal Torque
Kashmir, Kuchi Tribes, 20th century
Metal (Base alloy "Gillit"), casting, stamp, soldering.
Inserts - stained glass
The distance between the ends - 70 mm/
Overall size - 215/200 mm/
Weight - 329 g.
Ihis Totque represents an interesting example of the traditional Pashtun tribal jewelry.
The decoration is richly decorated with ornaments brazed with vegetable and animal motifs and accents of faceted colored glass. Especially characteristic of the motif image, the two-headed bird is a very ancient way, being found also in Armenian and Byzantine art.
Literature and analogues:
1. Wolf-Dieter Slwert. Jewellery from the Orient. Treasures from the Bir Collection. / Wolf-Dieter Slwert – Stuttgart: Arnoldshe 2009 – p. 180
2. Karolina Krzywicka. Ethnic Jewellery of Afghanistan. From theAsia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw - Warzawa: 2012. - p. 69.
3. Anne Leurquin. A World of Neckleaces. Africa, Asia, Oceania, America from Ghisels collection. / Anne Leurquin – Milano: Scira Editore S.p.A. 2003 – p. 201.

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