Late-19th century silver necklace, made in Southern India, in the state of Kerala. Composed of 9 talismanic amulets, called Ta’viz, made of a traditional resin and encased in sheets of silver. They are strung on a handwoven wheat chain with 10 additional beads. The shape of the closure allows to wear it as a necklace but in Kerala,they were often used as belts.
Nice patina showing that the piece has been used. French control halmarks.
73 cm long. Containers are 2,8 x 4,8 x 2,4cm.
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