A stunning Nepali or Tibetan bracelet from the 1970s or 80s. Here the yellow resin is carved to depict a gazelle escaping from a lion among vegetation. The top and bottom are overlaid with silver sheeting that has been worked in repousse to depict floral designs. There is further decoration both on the top and bottom: four round stones painted a turquoise color. These stones are set in smooth bezels on either side. This beautiful bracelet was produced with primitive tools. It could be worn alone or stacked with silver bracelets to great effect.
The inner circumference is 19.5 cm (7 5/8"). Inner diameter is 6.5 cm (2 1/2"). The width is 1.3 cm (just over 1/2"). It weighs 84 grams.