KOKKE THATHI (necklace) Karnataka. Coorg; 18th century Pendant H: 10 cm W: 10 cm Private collection the crescent moon shaped gold pendant set with cabuchon rubies and worked in fine relief on the reverse is surmounted by a cobra head; the ornament is part of the marriage jewels worn by Corgi brides
The word Payal is a word for the anklet in Hindi and Punjabi. Payal means chains. This is significant in that the anklet was a chain the woman wore in her marriage. Some of the anklets were heavy and difficult to walk in.