Indonesia ~ North Sumatra | Solid cast ear ornaments ~ Padung-Padung ~ from the Karo Batak people | 19th century | High grade silver, completely solid and together weigh more than 1.5 kgs | POR ||| Insert shows a Karo Batak woman, ca 1900, wearing prominent padung-padung
"These twisted bracelets (Gold, century) from South Sumatra are embellished with 'naga' heads. Naga bracelets and anklets tipped with lotus buds persisted long after the passing of Hindu-Buddhist beliefs"
Indonesia ~ Aceh | Three ear ornaments ~ 'subang' ~ gold, enamel and precious stones | 19th - 20th century || Insert shows a young woman wearing such an ear ornament. Studio photo ca. 1880 - 1908 ||| Source; http://issuu.com/kitpublishers/docs/living_with_indonesian_art