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150 cm length, 3,860 grams
Often referred as the “Golden Regalia,” this massive gold sash attests to the early influence of Hindu culture in early Filipino culture. It is worn across the chest in the manner of the Hindu upavita or sacred thread. Weighing close to four kilos of gold, this piece was likely worn by an important datu or chief during key rituals. It is made of tightly braided gold wires and gold beads woven to assemble a four-cornered halter with a slit was provided on one end – perhaps to hold a ceremonial dagger.
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