Enameled headdress of interlocked segments with hanging metal leaves and bells.

Enameled Silver Headdress from Himachal Pradesh

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An original antique headdress in enameled silver, from Chamba, a district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on the border of Jammu and Kashmir.

This stunning ornament comprises a central forehead ornament, or chidi, fastened to the hair in the center and then two side straps Singarpatti. This one has hanging  jhumkas ornaments hanging which produce a glimmer and represent pipal  leaves.   This ornament can also be worn as a necklace if so desired.  Circa 1900-15 Chamba region, Himachel Pradesh India