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Indian Woven Silver Wrist

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 A substantial Indian silver bracelet, "vauk" made of silver wire woven into thick basketlike mesh. This woven wire is slightly springy allowing some adjustment, not a lot, for getting the wrist through the hole. About an extra centimetre is added to the circumference when opened.

Then when on it can be closed and locked with a sliding double pin. Closed the internal diameter is 64 mm, with the pin released the flexible band opens out to about 71mm x 64 mm allowing easier access over the wrist.

The front is embossed with a large engraved, scallopped silver flower with a sharp raised central point (this looking rather like a lemon juicer and offering some defence to the wearer, if needed.)

We haven't polished the silver other than a slight rub with a dry cloth to remove any dust or loose oxide,so that you can assess it's age by it's patina.

You can give it a gentle polish with a Silver Polishing Cloth to bring the highlights up to your desired degree of shine.

DO NOT DIP IT IN LIQUID CLEANERS !

There is an example of this bracelet on Page 189 of World of Bracelets,

"... Mahratta and Gujarati of the Raval Community adorn themselves with the braided vauk decorated with a large flower..."

Age: Mid/Late 20th Century

Size: Diam 87 mm (closed) x H 70 mm (including pin, closed) W 55 mm (woven band)

Weight: 218 grams