Traditional jewelry of India

Traditional jewelry of India

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Far more than merely a display of wealth and taste, jewelry is an integral element in the lives of the people of India. Drawing on more than 35 years of collecting and research, Untracht surveys the major Indian jewelry forms and techniques, exploring Indian jewelry as both an ongoing aesthetic spanning 5, 000 years and a highly significant form of cultural expression. 870 illustrations, 220 in color.Probably I 9th century Cast-brass bracelets worn by Angami and Zemi Naga women with their palmated terminals turned out ... agate beads wholesale or retail directlv to the Nagas, who regularly came to these trading centers to make their purchases. ... Typical of these necklaces is their use of spacer bars of bone, ivory, or metal that allow the multistrands to fall on the body in adjacent catenary curves.

Title:Traditional jewelry of India
Author:Oppi Untracht
Publisher:Harry N. Abrams - 1997


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