Galucha Belt with Bidri Buckle

SKU: 2018000594
US$1,171.51
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A beautiful traditional ’Tibetan’ belt, designed with a Silver Damascene Buckle (frame and prong) with a Galuchat leather strap. The belt is embellished with intricate motifs in Sterling Silver and Gold Damascene work.

Damascening is the art of inlaying different metals into one another—typically, gold or silver into a darkly oxidized steel background—to produce intricate patterns like niello. The English term comes from a perceived resemblance to the rich tapestry patterns of damask silk.

As a strap, Galuchat (leather) was the name of a royal suitcase maker in Medieval Europe, and due to his extensive work with stingray, the stingray leather is also named after him. It is renowned for its toughness and was also used by the Japanese as armor.

The piece can be worn with traditional Asian attire as well as for a formal gathering with suits. This piece took over 4 weeks to produce with as many as 6 craftsmen involved during the design and finishing.

Approximate Size : Waist : 34"
Approximate Weight :  423 g.

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