Antique vintage and incredibly rare Indian cuff pair made by the Saura tribe in Odisha (eastern Indian state)
The cuffs are made from melted down metals, have a hollow inside and despite looking heavy, they are actually very lightweight which makes them very easy to wear. Perfect for belly dancers! It has a hinged opening and is shut with wooden pins.
The shape is believed to replicate Vishnus weapon; the Sudarshana Chakra. The Sudarshana Chakra is a spinning, disk-like weapon, literally meaning "vision of which is auspicious," having 108 serrated edges.
The cuffs also doubled up as a weapon of self-defense for the woman wearing it as the saw blade edges are quite sharp.
Inner circumference: 17cm
Inner circumference: 16.5cm
These cuff are so stunning and incredibly hard to find nowadays. I have been very lucky to be able to get my hands on some and was desperate to share them with the world. These cuffs have signs of their age (rust and discoloration)
Perfect accent for a tribal belly dance costume, or as a signature statement piece. A perfect chance to buy a bit of India's rare jewellery history.
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Please Note these items are hand crafted vintage items.
-No two items are identical
-Coins and engravings are not perfect or symmetrical
-Dents, scratches and missing links, stones or coins may occur
These are not faults or imperfections, they tell the story of the history and traditions in which they originate from, and should be embraced.