Three small Kashmiri pendants with glass jewels.
Length: All three are between about 3 inches long and 3.25 inches long, including bales
Width: All are between 2.75 and 3 inches across
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Silvery to slightly brassy, tarnished
Attachment: Bales at the top
Chased design and glass jewels
Kashmiri heart or shield-shaped pendants with glass jewels. I've described these pendants as "small" but when talking about Kashmiri pendants, "small" is a relative term! These are all between 3 inches and 3.25 inches long and between 2.75 and 3 inches across. Mixed metals are silvery to slightly brassy and unpolished. Kashmiri pendants are beautifully detailed and perfect for tribal costuming uses.
These pendants have a "chased" design. Chasing on jewelry is the technique of detailing the front surface 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.