(Last Updated on : 14-03-2014)
Tribal jewellery of Chhattisgarh
is popular not only in the state but also in other parts of the country owing to their unique aesthetic appeal. Ornaments are worn by both men and women of the tribes dwelling in Chhattisgarh. In fact during occasions and celebrations, the men adorn themselves more thoroughly than women. These ornaments are usually made of beads which are in turn composed of wood, seeds or bones. These are mostly in the form of fillets, ropes, laces and collars. Previously copper
wires, brass and iron
were used to make armlets which now have been replaced by gold
Gold is usually worn over neck, nose and ear. However wearing gold collars by men is also a common practice and signifies their position in the village. These ornaments are never worn on legs and hands. Silver is used in the jewellery of neck, in the form of a hoop; legs, in the form of a solid, square-bar anklet and wrist in the form of a loose, hollow, twisted tubular bracelet. Conical twin-tops are commonly worn in ear lobes and nostrils. The helixes of the ear are adorned with beautiful rings.
Tribal Jewellery of Chhattisgarh does not utilize precious stones much often, however sometimes the use of green and red stones has been observed owing to their bright hues. Men and women belonging to Hill-Maria tribe preferably wear tassels of red wool. Haat bazaars in different localities as well as jewellery showrooms in the towns like Kondagaon
, Kanker and Jagdalpur
are the best places showcasing the diverse and beautiful tribal jewellery of Chhattisgarh.
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