Monday, September 17, 2018

Tribal Bling

Inspired by the traditional beadwork of Gujarat, and the Huichol beadwork, here’s a necklace I made
huichol beadwork

handcrafted jeqellery

Took some time but now that it`s complete, am happy . Can get back to more new ideas that have been buzzing around .
Hope you found it interesting.

Till next time, when I`ll be back with something new again

Monday, July 2, 2018

The beautiful Beadwork of Gujarat

Vintage beadwork from Gujarat. A beautiful set of ‘Shrifal’ (coconut) and ‘Indhoni’ carried in auspicious occasions by women of the family. This one has been beaded in early 1910’ as a part of a wedding dowry. The threads have given away in the Shrifal but the indhoni is in a better shape except for the fringe and the tassel that hangs at the bottom. . Judging from the colours and size of the beads, it is possible that both were not beaded at the same time.
Also is a pair of beaded wooden sticks . Possibly a part of the ‘Gilli -danda ‘ set , an Indian version of a game similar to Polo. The small size signifies that it belongs to the family deity and was taken out on occasions such as Janmashtami, Ramnavmi etc.Have yet to find the balls of this set which are also beaded.

Vintage beadwork

Signing off for now. Will be back soon with some more interesting stories

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