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Chhoti

North India, 19th century

A gold hair ornament, CHHOTI, consisting of a large dome- shaped ornament attached are three smaller dome-shaped ornaments, all kundan set with flat cut diamonds. The four dome-shaped ornaments are decorated with suspended strings of natural pearls.

The CHHOTI is attached as decoration at the end of a woman’s braid

Research report by Naturalis Biodiversity Centre available on request