Dress fasteners with necklace, jabtha comas
Coin silver, turquoise colored glass, antique coins
25 in. end to end, round fasteners 2.75 in. across, middle pendent 2.5 in. across
Very good, middle pendent missing its setting.
This elaborate dress fastener and decorative accessory is referred to as coma in Bhutan. It is used to join two corners of the large rectangular dress, kira, at each shoulder for wearing. The example shown here would have belonged to an aristocratic woman due to its complex design and the chain of old coins. The coins display the visage of His Majesty Jigme Wangchuk second King of Bhutan (August 21, 1926 – March 30, 1952). He is shown wearing the Raven Crown, symbol of his monarchy.