A rare mother of pearl ornamental belt buckle with carving of the Virgin Mary from the Annunciation. 1/2 of the belt buckle ornament set (only this one in our stock). Likely from the late 19th Century or earlier. From the southern Bulgaria border - Macedonia and Thracian regions. In good condition.
Would make a very special item for any collection or be great as a focal pendant or ornament in your artisan work.
Hook on top. Pin on back (added later). Weighs approximately 50 grams. 7.4 cm long (almost 3 inches) not including hook (8.5 cm with hook). 5.3 cm wide at widest point (2 inches).
Also called a "Pafti/Chaprazi" in Bulgarian language.
See article on mother of pearl ornaments and these belt buckles here:
Collector Item 557