Necklace

Wide neck and chest ornaments are generally known as 'kalung' in the Malay Peninsula. Kalung are made from layers of thin chains called 'kalung pengantin' or wedding kalung as they are worn by wedding couples, and they are worn by all communities. In Sumatra and Melaka, Malay brides wear kalung that consist of one or more pairs of rectangular and triangular plates of metals joined together by several rows of chains. They were also worn by grooms. These ornaments were usually inlaid with gems and patterned with motifs of plants and flowers.

Indigenous Name
Kalueng
Date/Period
20th century
Region
Padang Highlands, west coast Sumatra
Dimension
Object size: L36.0 x W2.0cm
Accession No.
XXXX-06343
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Silver