Jewelry from Nepal: Individual Pieces

Large necklaces such as this one are often worn bandoleer-style diagonally across the chest and shoulder. That brings the clasp (Nepalese: khip) into play as a separate visual element seen in the middle of the wearer's back. This khip can be removed entirely from the chains by way of the oversized figure-eight hook.

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jantar necklace clasp, Middle Hills, Nepal

jantar necklace clasp, Middle Hills, Nepal

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