Risza

Sterling Silver Triangular Bangle with 3 Charms

£215.00

Triangular Bangle with 3 charms, Belak, Kaibauk and mini bell.

Sterling Silver

All bangles are UK Hallmarked.

RISZA JEWELLERY  is a beautifully hand-crafted range of unique contemporary jewellery inspired by Timorese arts and crafts used in traditional ceremonies.

Belak is a traditional medallion in Timor Leste. In the old days, warriors returning from battles receive Belak on a red thread in honor of their bravery and courage. They are worn by men, women and children as part of traditional attire for ceremonies. Belak which are considered sacred by villagers are still now kept in the village's sacred house.

Kaibauk is a Timorese headdress worn by village chiefs. Thy are also worn by dancers during traditional ceremonies. It is a sign of leadership. Kaibauk is kept in a village sacred house and can only be taken out of the house with full traditional ceremonies.