(Last Updated on : 22/02/2013)
Tribal jewellery of Rajasthan
takes an important position in the Costumes of Rajasthan
. Tribal people of Rajasthan like to pamper themselves in various types of ornaments. Rajasthani tribal jewelleries are wide in numbers and they can mesmerize the viewers. Tribal jewellery can be mentioned as one of the chief attractions of Rajasthan. The wide range of tribal jewellery of Rajasthan varies from its chunky tribal jewellery to enameled gold
to modern diamond
jewellery. These have a huge market worldwide. In Rajasthan, men and women can be seen with colourful necklaces, armlets, anklets, earrings and rings. Silver is more commonly worn by the rural women and is certainly more affordable.
Various kinds of Tribal Jewellery of Rajasthan
The royal attire in this region is `Sarpench` i.e. a kind of turban ornamentation and also a variety of necklaces, which are very different and unique in its nature.
Another important variety for tribal jewellery of Rajasthan is `lac`. There is production of several colourful bangles, which are made of lac and set with semiprecious stones in it. These make an economical buy for the classy people.
Rajasthan`s silver tribal jewellery is very famous as it is exported in different parts of the country as well as outside India. It is a delightful collection of earrings, bracelets, bangles, amulets, anklets, hairpins and necklaces. These have a characteristic oxidized appearance, which attracts foreign buyers.
Silver and gold
work `old pendant` is somewhat antique tribal jewellery from Rajasthan. This main case of this pendant is made of excellent silver and pure gold wirework piece seated inside. These have an ethnic look which attracts lot of tourists. Anklet pair with bells is a beautiful tribal old silver broad ankle bracelet pair from Rajasthan. This looks grand as it enhances the beauty of a woman. This is mainly popular among Banjara tribe
of Rajasthan. This represents nice workmanship, wide link chain design and attached hollow balls in-group all around.
Ethnic bracelet or `upper armlet` is again very precious for the tribal folk of Rajasthan. The semi-flexible body of broad braided wire has a central floral ornament. All of these have a traditional look that offers a wide range of exquisite jewellery. Neck ring or `Hansuli` is a unique tribal jewellery that is not seen everywhere in contemporary life.
Madliya Thread Necklace
`Madliya thread necklace` is a beautiful traditionally designed silver necklace. This is predominant in Rajasthan. The traditional design can be described as a silver pendant or Madaliya, which is strung in traditional way in cotton cord with four nice cut silver beads.
"Belt" is an important form of Rajasthani tribal jewellery. This is basically a beautiful tribal old silver flexible belly chain. This is found everywhere in Rajasthan, especially in the tribal areas. This has good screw opening system, which makes it very convenient to wear. Sometimes mango shape pendant are found attached with the belt while line of link chain are present in the middle loop.
`Toe rings` in Gajre design is also a variety of tribal jewellery of Rajasthan. This is basically a very nice tribal old silver toe rings pair. These are common in Rajasthani tribal women. These are of different styles and structures. Some are plain and simple while some are of special textures. These beautiful old silver rings are widely used by the tribal women folk from Rajasthan. This is made of one piece of silver, which looks, simple as well as smart. Men and women both can wear these rings. The range of earrings used amongst the Rajasthani tribal is wide in number. These vintage antique tribal old silver earrings are very famous among the tribal folk. These are also known as earplug pair or `Tokariya`.
These are all specialty of Rajasthan but more specifically worn by Rabari tribe
of Rajasthan. These ornaments have beautiful handmade design and attached bells in all the bottom loops. Besides, the above mentioned ones, there are a lot more that have made the collection of Rajasthani tribal jewellery truly exquisite and incomparable one.