Antique Tribal Silver Bracelet ETJ79


This antique tribal silver bracelet is known as a ‘dragon-bracelet’ and is highly prized by the Akha. Hollow silver bracelets with a great variety of designs were mostly made by the Shan and worn and treasured by the men of the Lahu and Akha minority hill tribe groups of Southeast Asia.

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The bracelet is made from high grade silver (about 92%) often obtained in the 19th century from melted down French silver coins. The silver has an attractive aged patina but could be polished to a high shine.

Diameter (inside): 5.8cm, 2.28 in
Width of band: 1.5cm, .6 in
Opening: 3.5cm, 1.37 in
Weight: 41 grams / 1.44 oz.
Period: 19th century

Reference: Paul & Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle p.39

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