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1263 SOLD Rare Antique Himalayan Silver Ornament Pair - Koma / Kooma from Sikkim

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Koma or Kooma that are traditional ornaments worn as pectorals over the coat by the women of Sikkim & Bhutan.

Such ornaments were popular and worn by all during the early to mid1900s

Worn below the shoulders one on each side, the two are linked by a chain than runs around the back of the neck or with the chain forming an additional decorative feature at the front.

On the reverse of each koma is soldered a metal bar tapered to points which bend inwards to form a fastening device.

Also attached on the reverse of each koma is a small ring for the addition of the chain or japtha.

Traditional floral design made in silver gilted with 10K gold. Central stone missing

Estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s


This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.


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