Vintage Banjara small triangle pendant.
Length: About 6 inches
Width: 1.5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Brassy
Attachment: Bale at the top
Triangle pendant from India with chain dangles. About 6 inches from top to bottom, including bale and dangles, and about 1.5 inch wide. Mixed metals are brassy in color. This one appears to have a place for a small jewel, which is obviously now missing. It was probably a small red cabachon, if you want to replace IT with something traditional. These are the little trangle pendants that you used to see on the Banjara torque necklaces and other Indian and Nepali jewelry. Nice small penant for a bra center or use on accessory projects.
Jewelry has been worn in India for over 5,000 years. It not only has traditional and aesthetic value, but is also considered as a source of security in times of financial crisis. The amount and types of jewelry owned by a woman signifies her status. The beauty of Indian jewelry lies in the uniqueness of its design and the workmanship involved in creating it. Indian silver is plentiful still, and can be found for sale in many places, but less expensive older mixed metal pieces are becoming increasingly hard to find.