These ceremonial hooks have become hard to obtain. The hook alone measures 5.5 inches long and the strap adds anothe...
The bib front and back are domed to a thickness of about 1 inch at the center and the piece spans over 10 inches side to side. The weight of the piece (approx 2 lbs)indicates that the piece is definately not hollow
It is 13 inches across at the widest point and can be tied around the neck using the attached fabric ties. As is obvious in the pictures, there are a couple areas of lose on the turquoise ornaments.
Known in India as "Bidri", damascene metalwork was developed by the Persian court silversm...