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Pair of Minangkabau 12 ct. gold wedding armlets  (Gelang Gadang) inset with ruby coloured stones









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Item-Number:

820910

Item-Description:

Pair of Minangkabau 12 ct. gold wedding armlets (Gelang Gadang) inset with ruby coloured stones

Medium:

Gold, silver and copper amalgum

Origin:

Central Sumatra - Minangkabau

Dimensions:

Outer diameter 9.5 cm (max), inner 7 cm, weight 2x76.5 gms

Age:

c. 1900 or earlier

Provenence:

Collected Sumatra 1982

Condition:

Excellent but uncleaned, dirty and tarnished (silver content) due to age. A few minor rubies missing.

Notes:

Totally uncleaned very intricately worked example of Minangkabau wedding jewellery set with numerous small rubies. Registers at 12ct. gold using a Mizar M24 Professional Gold Tester. These armbands would originally have been part of the wedding regalia for a Minangkabau bride, then passed down from mother to daughter (Minagkabau culture is matrilineal). Most probably from the Payakumbu area to the East of Bukit Tinggi. A museum quality pair of bracelets.



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