Vintage Matching Pair of Nepal Double Makara Anklets or Foot Bracelets
These rare anklets called kalli, are made of metal sheeting shaped with repousse and scrollwork as a double makara or dragon whose scales are decorated on the face, top and bottom. The anklets are hollow but quite rigid and not adjustable. They end in opposing large mango-shaped bulbs. This type of anklet was worn by Nepali married women until the birth of a first child. They bring protective powers to the wearer.
The anklets do not test as silver and are in their original state and need a good clean, but are in good vintage condition.
- Inner circumference is 27.5 cm (10 3/4").
- Inner diameter is 10 cm (4").
- Width at bulbs is 3 cm (1 1/4").
- Weight is 285 g,