A very traditional style of necklace, from the Tharu people of the Tarai region of southern Nepal. This necklace is hand made from white metal and is fastened with a one Rupee coin stamped with an image of King George and dated 1918. It appears to have recently been restrung. We have not touched the original patina, however this necklace could be polished to a high finish if desired. Early to mid 20th Century, Nepal.