Beautiful extra-large Kashmiri pendant with glass jewels.
Length: About 5.75 inches (includes bales and dangles)
Width: About 4.5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Silvery
Attachment: Bales at the top
Chased design and glass jewels
Gorgeous Kashmiri heart or shield-shaped pendant with glass jewels and holllow dangles. About 5.75 inches from bales to bottom of dangles, and about 4.5 inches wide. Mixed metals are silvery and unpolished. Kashmiri pendants are beautifully detailed and perfect for tribal costuming uses. Very large, this would be perfect for the center back of a costume belt.
This pendant has a "chased" design. Chasing on metal is the technique of detailing the front surface of a jewelry piece with various hammer-struck punches. The pattern is indented into the metal.
The Kashmir is a region of the northwestern India. It is bounded by the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang to the northeast and the Tibet Autonomous Region to the east (both parts of China), by the Indian states of Himachal-Pradesh and Punjab to the south, by Pakistan to the west, and by Afghanistan to the northwest and personal adorment from this region reflects the influences of all of these areas while still retaining it's own unique jewelry traditions.