AUD $90.00

Karen, Silver Fish Bead.

This is a large, hollow, double sided sterling silver (unstamped) bead in the form of a fish, probably a Gourami ( Gouramis are a large family, relatives of Siamese Fighting Fish Betta splendens some grow to over a metre, a protein source and are native to the region.)

It’s not terribly heavy, but would require double tiger tail and practice to use well.

A hole at either end allows threading, with practice and patience, to use as a centre piece with chunky beads, they are great in chokers. (see KN100)

Careful polishing with a dry Silver Polishing cloth will keep up the shine whilst retaining the finer details.
We have a few more in our bead stock for making up for the shopfloor, so if you want more let us know. (see also KB119, if it’s still available.)

Made by hand in western Thailand by Karen refugees from Burma (Myanmar) from high grade silver.

We may also have a necklace using this fish bead combined with deep mahogany resin, see KN100.

Age: Late 20th Century.

Size: L 95 mm x H 42 mm x D 13 mm. (Holes mouth 2 mm, tail 3 mm.)

Weight: 33 grams.