pendant

Long pendant with a loop handle on top, tied in different types of knot by braided cotton cord with each knot secured by a metal stud. Decorated with a butterfly-shaped knot on top, flanked by two yellow tassels and with one red tassel below. Underneath is a double-sided round mirror mounted on white satin with floral embroidery with curled petals of purple cords. Below this hangs three butterfly-shaped knots tied with purple, cream, blue and orange cords, flanked by two red flowers of twisted cord and two extensions with purple endless knots attached with two turquoise tassels. At the bottom is attached a large red tassels.

Thought to have been hung from the front of a woman's skirt.

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