Multi-Strand Ladakh Necklace (#2) - India
Title: Ladakh Necklace
Material: Coral, amber, turquoise and silver
People: Ladakhi people
Country: Ladakh - ‘Land of High Passes’, India
Coral, amber, turquoise & silver were
highly valued jewelry materials in Ladakh,
which had close ties with Tibetan culture.
According to French sociologist, Corneille
Jest, turquoise was considered a ‘living,
perishable stone that shared its wearers’
ultimate fate; it symbolized the vitality &
mortality of man’.
Dimensions: 11"height x 9" width x 1/2" depth
21" inner circumference x 42" outer circumference