Antique Islamic armour / chainmail with plates from the 19th century.
The Kavacha, a combined chainmail armour with plates, was worn by noble knights to protect chest and arms.
This 19th century 'Kavacha' is probably from Northwest India and is made of steel or iron plates.
It features long sleevs and the top part is composed of four large curved square plates with buckles to open or close the mail. Two more plates are on the sides, while the back features three rows of plates with decreasing size, all joined and riveted together.
Clearly the chainmail may have some imperfections or missing parts as it is several centuries old. Excellent authentic vintage patina.
This type of armour was also popular in Ottoman Turkey and in Russia in the 17th century and was known as “Yushman”.
Approximate size 70 cm
- hierro / acero