Title: 'Tada' Armlet
Material: Tribal Silver
Country: Odisha (formerly Orissa), Eastern India
Description: This traditional silver armlet is called a
ëTadaí. The higher central projection symbolizes the tower
(Shikara) of a Hindu temple. It was mostly worn on the
upper arm. Fine silver work and unique patina suggests
early 20th century. The two-part hinged construction is
opened by winding an ornamental screw head clockwise.
Indian jewelry screws generally turn in a direction counter
to that used in the west.
Dimensions" 4 1/2" diameter; 2 1/4" Inner diameter