Sterling Silver Jain Sarpech Bracelet
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1940: item # 771251
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|Eighteen maharajah turban plumes encircle this sterling silver bracelet from 1930s India. The maharajah rulers of Rajasthan adopted the plume-shaped turban ornaments they called "sarpech" from the Mughals. Made of feathers and jewels, worn pointing skyward from their turbans, the plumes became symbolic of the colorful princely rulers. An inventive jewelry maker from India's Jain minority used the distinctive sarpech shape as the design motif for this bracelet. In India, where they are a minority of just .4 percent, the Jains, who follow an ancient belief that wraps both Hindu and Buddhist symbolism within their own unique ways, have a long-established reputation as fine artisans. This beautifully crafted bracelet has a sterling weight of 44 grams. An unusual link system gives it exceptional flexibility so it conforms to the wrist and is very comfortable to wear. It is in perfect condition and measures 8-1/2" (21 cm) in length and 1/2" (1 cm) in width. SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM|