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Indonesian Modesty Plate on Leather


A rare early 20th c. child’s silver heart-shaped modesty plate - “caping”. Bugis People, S. Sulawesi, Indonesia.  Plates like these were used as substitutes for clothing for little boys and girls, worn attached to a string or chain around the child’s hips. On leather with antique silver tribal beads from India.

• One of a kind
• Adjustable length: 34” max.
• Amulet: 3"

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