Vintage Hediao Nut Bracelet Chinese Buddha Olive Pit Beads Charms
The ancient craft of fruit pit carving is exhibited in this wonderful vintage “hediao nut” a.k.a. olive pit bracelet featuring beads or charms of small hand carved full bodied Buddhas, circa 1920s -1930s.
The miniature artwork is comprised of hand carved olive pit beads, made from the Chinese black olive tree, and are in the form of four small Buddhas along with what appears to be a small jug.
These hang from a brass chain link with a decorative sling hook clasp of the period.
*Please note – I can see a small split or crack in one of the charms as shown (see last pic), however it remains intact.
The Buddhas range in size from 7/8 of an inch to 1&1/8 inches, while the bracelet in its entirety measures 6&3/4 inches in length (including clasp) and weighs 13.2 grams.