Vintage silver necklace “nau gedi”Nepal. Mid 20th Century.

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Nau Gedi
Silver Beaded Necklace
Mid 20th Century

18” long
20 barrel shaped beads 1.25” each
Bell shaped bead 1.5”
Knotted with thick rope.
293 grams
* one barrel bead is damaged *
*see photos *

This string of silver beads is of a type called ‘nau gedi’ by the Newari in the Kathmandu Valley. Such beads were formerly worn by the western Tamang women of the Middle Hills region in Nepal. In this example, each bead is filled with mastic to give it weight and make the thin silver go further, a technique typical of Nepalese jewellery.

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