This very special torque, made by silversmiths who mastered the difficult technique of spiraling a silver wire, was worn by women belonging to the Rabari tribe in Gujarat, India. They called it ‘hasli’.
It measures 18,7 x 18,5 cm and weighs 402 gram. The top of the necklace bears a silver mark “B.V” . First half of the 20th century.
.France Borel,The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry, London 1994, p 135
.Oppi Untracht, Traditional Jewelry of India, London 1997, p 229
.Ethnic Jewellery from Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands, Singapore 2012, p 128
.Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter, Asian Jewellery, Milano 2011, p 101
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