This is said to be very old ("très ancien"), though the exact age could not be given. Certainly the style is old and usually not made nowadays. It consists of a main triangular silver plate which is engraved with geometrical shapes, and tubular silver beads (taduft) and round or polygonal black onyx beads. The tubular silver beads are threaded in a way to form triangles.
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