The bracelet is made of solid cast high grade silver, possibly obtained from melting down old French silver coins available during the French Protectorate established in the region in 1893. It is in fine condition with a beautifully aged patina. This is a rare piece and we have not seen another like it in nearly two decades of collecting tribal silver jewellery in the region.
Reference: Paul & Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle p.41
Diameter: 7.2cm, 2.9 in
Opening: 3cm, 1.18 in
Weight: 90 grams / 3.2 oz.
Period: Late 18th – Early 19th Century