|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.
|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.|
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