protective charm

Protective charm, in the form of a chain with an iron loop at one end, and a portion of donkey shoe at other end. The chain is made from cloth and covered with rings of zinc. Two buttons and a Chinese coin along the length of chain, and knotted fabric in centre with two further iron loops attached with twisted fibre.

label: beige tag with pink thread, with black handwriting.

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