Architecturally inspired, tubular Rajasthani tribal amulet
A gorgeous tribal piece that exemplifies Indian minimalism. Perfectly proportioned, adequately detailed, and fabulous to touch and wear. Crafted out of a thick silver sheet, this tubular amulet is heavy. It is not lac filled, as is generally the case today. At the time it was sold off, the jeweler drilled holes across to check for this. In fact, you can squint your eyes and look through the holes on the side.
Accented with saucer-shaped silver and hand-carved soapstone beads, we've strung this handsome amulet on a waxed cotton cord. The cord has adjustable length thanks to the beautiful macrame sliding knot.
Composition: Sterling Silver + soapstone beads.
Stamped: No visible markings.
Measurements: (of the cylindrical amulet) 3.8 cms long and 2.31 cms at the widest.
Weight: Approximately 15 gms for the amulet alone. Total weight with beads and cord is around 29 gms.
Age: early 20th century.
Country of origin: India
Please note: (1) All the jewelry in this collection is vintage, and thus neither new nor in mint condition. Wear, dents, scratches, oxidation, etc. are in keeping with the age of the jewelry.
(2) All the jewelry has been gently cleaned to remove surface dirt and oils but not the patina- which in our view adds immensely to the appeal of vintage pieces. While in great condition (none of the jewelry is broken/chipped/in need of repair), all were previously owned by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use accompanying photographs to make your decision and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchase.
(3) It is also worth reminding that since the jewelry is shot in close-up mode, the pieces may look bigger than actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.