A superbly made amulet with Buddhist inscription
Worn as an ornament of protection
The back slides out and allows a hand written sutra or painted Buddha or other worship elements to be placed in the compartment at the back.
Such examples of cultural art are rarely available commercially.
Silver with some copper joints.
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.