This is an amulet bag made from silk dyed with indigo. It's pleated and smocked with a tracery of blue lines a wavy pattern with a smattering of silver beads like reflected stars. The shape is irregular like waves lapping on the shore edged by the soft sea foam-like texture of the frayed silk at the bottom. The patterns dance on the water surface, there's the swell, the undercurrents, the eddies that hint at things hidden below.
The bag closes with a hook and eye clasp at the top. The long chain closes with a handmade hook clasp. All metal is antiqued sterling silver.
Size: the bag is 4.5 cm (1 1/2 inches) wide and 6.5 cm (2 1/2 inches) long. With the chain it measures about 57 cm (22 1/2 inches) around.
As with all textiles, storing the necklace out of direct sunlight is recommended to keep it at its best.