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India | Gold braid in the form of a snake. ~ On festive occasions, women in South India sometimes wear long linked ornaments (jadai nagam) over the lengths of their braids depicting cobras ; one of the 28 pieces that Bonhams is about to sell ~ an inspiring array of Indian Temple Jewellery from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The 28 pieces were used to ornament the Hindu gods.