Exquisitely crafted bead necklace from the Himalayan region of Nepal
Various auspicious Buddhist symbols - shells, endless knots & parasol, lotus - present on the beads
Such intricate crafting is usually seen in important ritual objects.
The beads are heavy and possibly made of copper inners and gilted / plated with 16k Gold
Spacers are made of alloy metal.
Rare and absolutely gorgeous.
Has signs of usage.
Estimated to be from the mid 1900s or earlier.
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.