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Description: Islamic Katawaz Peoples, Pakistan/Afghanistan, 19th century
pendants were worn from the hair and headdress adjacent to the ears, being too heavy to be suspended from the ears. ﾠThey comprise a 'basket' fromﾠwhich a 'flowering tree' grows and are fabricated from embossed silver gilt plaques attached to a silver base and trimmed with dozens of blue glass beads securedﾠby fine wire.
Location of Origin: Asia
Dimensions: length: 13.5cm, combined weight: 179g
Primary Classification: Asian Art : Middle East / Indian
Secondary Classification: Jewelry
Expertise: References:ﾠPendants of similar form are illustrated inﾠEthnic Jewellery from Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands, Pepin Press, 2002, p. 117Al-Jadir, S.,ﾠArab & Islamic Silver, Stacey International, 1981, p. 185.
Provenance: They originate from the Islamic people of the Katawaz basin along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.