Silver Rupee Necklace from Himachal Pradesh, India. | From 1920s colonial India. Intricately cut by a Himachali silversmith, it was worn as a charm for wealth and fortune. Each genuine British Indian Silver Rupee bears the image of King George V as Emperor and dates from around 1919. The coins were removable in case the wearer found herself in need of cash!
A model temple car or ratha. In wood (painted and unpainted), textile and metal. Adorned with Vishnu images painted on flat panels and many model attendant figures carved in the round. The whole is drawn by horses and attended by a small Garuda figure. T