amulet

A child's jade amulet on a necklace. Circular amulet with central hole, through which is threaded a double strand of twined fibre, knotted at the top and extending to left and right to form a cord which is knotted behind the neck. Above the amulet on each side the cord has a row of knots, two beads, then a jade swastika and a further two beads, then further knots, a simple twined section, further knots and a second twined section which ends in a knot beyond which the two strands are separate, each ending with a pale white bead. The length of the necklace can be adjusted according to the age and size of the child as it grows.

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