A stunning Nepali bracelet from the 1970s or 80s. Here the yellow resin is carved to depict a snake and a peasant 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 cabochons of turquoise 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.
Inner circumference is 19 cm (7 1/2"). Inner diameter is 6.3 cm (2 1/2"). The width is 1.5 cm (5/8"). It weighs 81.4 grams.