Pakistan Tribal Silver Shirt Ornament

This is a piece of antique tribal jewellery right out of Pakistan history. Hand made from very high grade silver, this piece was designed to ornament the front of a man's shirt. 

It consists of three panels joined together with heavy twisted silver, set with faceted glass "gemstones" typical of the regions, with a final pendant, actually designed to double as a nail cleaner.

The entire piece shows wear markings consistent with its age (late 19th or early 20th century) and would be perfectly at home in a museum display case. Collected by my father, Bernie Heaphy, on one of his earliest trips to the Swat Valley in Pakistan.

  • Antique - late 19th or early 20th century
  • Swat Valley origin
  • Very high grade silver (925 silver or close)
  • Handmade tribal origin
  • Collectable piece of wearable art
  • Men's jewelry


Length 30 cm (11.75 in)
Width 4.3 cm (1.6 in)
Length of ornament 8 cm (3,25 in)