Antqiue Rajasthan Silver Bazuband, Bracelet, Armlet, High Grade Silver, 99.2 Grams (3.50oz),
This is an antique, probably from late 19th to early 20th century from similar museum examples, high grade silver bazuband worn normally just above the elbow, from Rajasthan, northern India. This can also be adjusted to wear as an armlet and bracelet and is a nice width at 4cm (1 5/8").
This type of bazuband is flexible and called "Bahutta" by Muslims.
The flexible silver bracelet has the old style of multiple, interlocking, abutted vertical units, each with a top and bottom loop through which a antique cotton fibre cord is threaded and tied to the arm with tassels. The units are of high grade silver (sterling).
It still has the original elaborate burgundy-red cord tassels worked with gold thread and four decorated balls on the ends, which is very rare to find today, as most have been replaced.
As the bracelet is flexible and ties to close through a loop, it can be adjusted to fit. It has a wonderful patina consistent with its age.
Silver Part of Bracelet laid flat: 16cm (6 1/2")
Width: 4.5cm (1 3/4")
Length of Cord Tassels: 28cm (11")
Weight: 99.2 Grams (3.500oz)
Tested for high grade silver 92.5% plus.