Knowing my penchant for the traditional motifs used in Indian designs , my mother gifted me with this beautiful pair of embroidered peacock applique motifs that she picked in a local crafts bazaar .
For now , in continuation to the previous posts on Peacock - nature`s most unique design inspiration , I thought of sharing a post on the different forms of this beautiful bird and it`s use in Indian Jewellery .
Indian Jewellery is different and unique to each region of India. Techniques of making it also vary from hand chiseled , embossed, enameled , to filigree and stone setting. The variety of traditional motifs and designs used is limitless and Indian craftsmen excel in trying to produce unique designs ,when they handcraft these masterpieces.
Peacock , the most frequently used motif is an ever favourite of Jewellers and women alike and here are some jewellery pieces that have are made into jewellery from different regions of India.
|a closeup of the intricate detailing.|
These lac filled peacock earrings from Rajasthan are made by fusing a thin layer of enamel on a base of lac. The intricate design is hand created and stones are set in the heated lac to create this type of delicate jewellery.It needs very experienced hands to fuse such a fine layer of enamel
peacock hair accessory in pachikaam a technique where uncut stones are set in bezel technique.
|another vintage hair accessory , this piece has a slightly embossed enamelling done . Wonder how they did that!|
a vintage enamelled peacock key holder . The tiny bells tinkle softly when worn , tucked in the saree waistline.
|a delicate ruby neckpiece with kundan peacock pair .|
a pair of tribal earrings in silver with onyx
Though there are still a few more pieces in my collection that I would love to share with you , I`ll limit the post with these for now.
Don`t you share my opinion that there is such a vast variety of the same motif but in different forms in Indian Jewellery? Do drop in a line .
Signing off for now , but will be back with more !