Necklace

This necklace is made up of 19 tear-shaped pendants chained together with red and hexagonal beads. Jewellery has many different functions in island Southeast Asia, for example it was used to indicate social positions, to symbolise the importance of the social relationship between the giver and the receiver during gift exchanges, and to serve as miniature religious objects.

Date/Period
19th century
Region
Bengkulu, South Sumatra
Dimension
Object size: L30.2 x W10.2
Accession No.
2002-00671
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Gold