Kasumalai (Necklace with coins)

Gold and Rubies | 64.5 x 4cm | Early 20th century

Unknown Maker

This is a kasumalai, a necklace (malai) of coins (kasu). The 62 coin necklace is complete with an engraved clasp studded with rubies. This kasumalai was commissioned especially by Gnanapragasam Pillai in 1914 for his wife, Maria Soosaiammal, on the o...
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