AUD $78.00

Indian, Lambada Silver Tassels.

This smallish silver "tassel" or bell with dangles, is usually seen worn near the face or temples of Lambada tribal women in India.

Usually, too, they're worn in pairs, with one on either side of the face, however on sorting our pairs I found that we actually have a choice of singles.

This piece, and the others we have, has a worn, smooth mild brassy/pewter patina, which indicates some brass in the silver.

So it's lower quality Tribal Coin Silver, about 70% Silver. It would though, respond well to careful polishing with a dry Silver Polishing Cloth.

Originally it would have hung from a twisted cloth cord at the temple, this has been cut off, though traces remain. The silver socket measures 9 mm accross, if you clear out the fabric you'll probably find a  5 mm hole for you to thread through. Or, you could sewthrough it, to attach it to your bag or belly dancing outfit.

The short dangles have spherical silver beads, that may be pomegranates, these each seem to have at least one small dent or knock, if not more. Which is how we determine their age and character.

It's decorated with a fine pattern of both rows of herringone filigree and inscribed marks.

Shaken it has a light tinkly, jingle.

Age: Mid 20th Century.

Size: H 65 mm x W 37 mm.

Weight: 47 grams.