Vintage Indian Snake Chain Silver Belt
This is an early twentieth Century traditional women's Belt. A similar example can be seen in Oppi Untracht's "Traditional Jewelry of India" and she identifies it as hailing either from Maharashtra or from Andhra Pradesh, India. Lovely triple snake chains are kept along side each other with small bands. The closure is articulated and has a hook inside one of the finials, through which a screw fits in. Note that the screw unwinds clockwise and winds anticlockwise. There is a brass or gold sheet on one side of the buckle repousse with the shape of a flower. Beautiful workmanship is displayed in making this belt. It is in good condition with a nice patina.
Length 74 cm (29"). At widest (central closure) it is 6 cm (2-1/4"). Weight is 245 g.