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Pair Minang Gold Bracelets


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


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