Old Indian Makara Heads Tribal Cuff BraceletOld Indian Makara Heads Tribal Cuff BraceletOld Indian Makara Heads Tribal Cuff BraceletOld Indian Makara Heads Tribal Cuff BraceletOld Indian Makara Heads Tribal Cuff Bracelet

This old Makara heads cuff bracelet is hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind. It comes from Rajasthan North India, circa early 20th Century.

The aged patina is decorated with repousse, silver beads, and other intricate etched embellishments.

The Makara head at each end represents a mythical water creature that takes many different forms throughout Asia. It can be a fish or dragon as these appear to be. Makara was a legendary sea-dragon in Hindu mythology who protected the fertility of water life.

The bracelet is chunky and thick and wide. It measures 6 inches around the inside with opening. (My wrist is 6 1/4 inches and I did manage to get it on without damage to my wrist or cuff.) It's 3/4 inch wide and 3/4 inch thick at center. The bracelet weighs 80 grams...very substantial.

We acid-tested this for sterling and it did NOT test for high-grade silver but we do think this has some silver content along with other mixed metals which was how these tribes made much of their jewelry.

The bracelet has a small loop at the center top. We believe this was included so that this bracelet could be worn as a pendant (like the Naja pendant of Native American squash blossom necklaces).

The bracelet shows some age-related dings that include a small split at the end of one Makara where it meets the bracelet. The hand-wrought quality of the bracelet is evident and is what makes this a beautiful old treasure. (We never polish old silver.)

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6 inches around inside - 3/4 inch wide - 3/4 inch thick
Ethnic, Tribal

Old Indian Makara Heads Tribal Cuff Bracelet


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