Chainmail Handmade Copper Bracelet -Unique-Old ?
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Chainmail began in medieval times as a method of weaving metal to create armour for knights, but today it is used to create elegant metal jewelry from various metals. The roots of chainmail jewelry predate the 5th century, when it was used by the ancient Celts to make armour for the warriors of the time.
We got this at an estate sale. I don't really know much about it. We believe it came from Turkey but we do not know how old it is. It LOOKS really really old but I don't know . It looks like it is made from ONE STRAND of copper wire with a tight, compact weave. It was silverplated at the beginning of its life but now it is mostly worn off. It measures 7 1/2" from one end to end of clasp. It is a very interesting item. The photo really does not show the intricate weave. It is hard to photograph. Thank you for stopping by Lemon Tree Treasures.