A surviving 18th Century Ottoman Bronze Belt Fragment would have been mounted to a textile that has long disintegrated. The companion Raku clay beads are recently made with the ancient Japanese firing technique and are dark red - black- gold leafed (not real gold), next to fittings of various metal tones and two black horn beads. Horn brings the power and spirit of the animal.
Mounted on a simple wheat colored cotton cord that softens to you with wear, there are hand cut black deerskin wrappings, hand wrought links, vintage Afghani fittings and a lobster closure. Made in the old ways as if carried great distances by trade caravans.
From end to end the neckpiece measures 18” long, bronze piece 1 5/8” long X 1/2” wide.