Pending

Pendings were worn by everyone as a fashion statement. Those who could afford it would purchase them made from silver and gold. This a copper alloy example with blue-black enamel called niello. Buckles are not indicators of rank. This particular buckle is no longer made in the Malay Peninsula and superbly illustrates one of two examples of niello work called a Sumatran Ligor Chutam.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
15/2014/9
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Collection Area Region
SE
Material
copper alloyblack enamel (niello)
Common Name
pending
Simple Name
accessory
Production Country
Malaysia
Production Date
19th centu
Production Year High
1908

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belt buckle