The very first buckle

                                                   An early Work, made when there was just a bag of tools that could be loaded on the back of the bike.   A Baltic amber, set with pink corals and a Tibetan-turquoise. Made in Silver.          It took considerable effort and improvisations to make this buckle. These were early days and I had made just one other piece before this one. I knew next to nothing about silver-work…  spending days on the mountainside balcony, trying to solder together the large pieces with a 5 Rupees blowpipe and a candle.

Made while in the Kulu valley, Himalaya 1994.

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