This is an interesting silver chain with shield shaped wire mesh modesty cover from Thailand. This chain was worn around the waist to cover private part of infant and young girls once they started walking until the age of 5 years old. Interestingly they did not wear anything else except this.
From my research, this caping was worn by young girls in Northen Thailand.
I bought this item in Thailand however I came across a website which claimed that this mesh cover was also worn by Muslim babies in Indonesia. Anybody can verify this?
The reason this item caught my attention as it bore resemblance purpose to the Malay modesty disc or Caping as below link :
This chain has the length of 38cm whereas the chainlink plate has dimension of 8cm x 8cm