Originally Posted by Battara
I was wondering, what about triple silver crowns?
Me too. What I can say that in the first picture in this thread there are two that are silver and never have been gilded.
I think gilded silver has to do with the amount of money available - the would have liked to have gold but did not have the money.
The two I have may have a different cultural/ethnic background. The one with ivory is Gajo (Gayo) for certain the other is probably as well from that region (use of suassa and colour of the sheath hint at that.
I think in Aceh the use of silver was frowned upon - this might have been different in the Gayo area. The one with ivory seems a ritual or status piece and is very big in size - not very practical to wear or handle I think for the regular length of people then and there.