This necklace is a reinterpretation of the traditional Sinkhwa Cuff, which features protective animal heads – usually lions or dragons. Similarly, the pendant is embellished with lions heads at the terminals. The necklace features the repoussage techniques for which Nepali goldsmiths and silversmiths are famous.
The gold or gilded lion bracelets on which this necklace draws have been worn by Newar women since at least the 19th century, and remain popular today.
A larger version of the same design is also available on custom order. As each piece is handmade, the pattern may vary slightly.
Pendant measures 6cm in length
Chain 15 - 17 inch adjustable