Antique Newari Silver Torque

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A lovely example of Newari traditional handiwork.


The Newar people have lived in the Kathmandu valley since prehistoric times.  This torque is a lovely example of their traditional handiwork.  It is hollow metal chased with a central flower motif, and typical tribal patterns climbing halfway up the sides.  While this necklace does contain silver, it is not sterling.
159.7 grams