7" TALL Siam Sterling Goddess with bird and flower in hand RARE piece

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This huge hollware sterling figure measures a whopping 7" tall. She has a stand so she will sit up like an easel . SHe is an unidentified  Siam Goddess that holds a flower and bird in one hand. Siam dancers represented many of the Gods and goddesses. The typical female siam dancer , or neang costume consists of a sampot sarabap (or charabap); a type of woven fabric with two contrasting silk threads along with a metallic thread (gold or silver in color). The sampot is wrapped around the lower body in a sarong-like fashion, then pleated into a band in the front and secured with a gold or brass belt.  Worn over the left shoulder is a shawl-like garment called a sbai (also known as the robang khnang, literally 'back cover'), it is the most decorative part of the female costume, embroidered extensively with tiny beads and sequins; the usual embroidery pattern for the sbai these days is a diamond-shaped floral pattern . Around the neck is an embroidered collar called a srang kar. As you can see she has bangles on each wrist and a pointed crown on her head. This looks to be hand wrought and not machine made. I have never seen a siam piece so large or detailed. On the back it has sterling Siam , Siam Jewels ltd. This is one fabulous piece of history that has darkened with age and beauty.   VintageSparkles offers Layaway on all our  pieces regardless of which site it comes from.All layaway payments will need to be in the form of a check or money order only.  Please remember that vintage & antique items are not mint, nor are they perfect but they sure are full of old history and charm. Please use photos to make your decisions and read our policies prior to buying so you can have an excellent experience with us.    Please use this number when ordering jpb9050 If you want to see more of these pretties this is the link to my etsy store. http://www.vintagesparkles.etsy.com/

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Antiques (approx100yrs)
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