Here’s everything you need to know about the traditional jewelry of Jammu and Kashmir. With its magnificent beauty, delightful peace, and rich cultural heritage, Jammu and Kashmir have a rich cultural heritage among the people, making handicrafts, especially its traditional jewelry famous around the world. From snow-capped mountains, skiing, beautiful gardens to overflowing lakes and magnificent cultures, Jammu and Kashmir have it all.
Precious Gems Stone:
Decorations in Jammu and Kashmir are intricately crafted and require skillful craftsmanship. Known as the Indian jewelry crown, Jammu and Kashmir have their own unique way of communicating with jewelry. Srinagar is home to gemstones such as Emeralds, Sapphires, Agates and Amethyst. The gemstones are full of Jammu and Kashmir jewelry, which enhances the appearance of the ornaments. Kashmiri dress and jewelry are famous not only in India but all over the world. Jammu and Kashmir attract many visitors every year and anyone who visits J&K is highly regarded for its traditional clothing, jewelry and culture.
Gold and Silver Jewelry:
Decorations in Jammu and Kashmir are usually made of Gold and Silver. How to make gold and silver jewelry is old and traditional; so Jammu and Kashmir jewelry has a unique style that is hard to copy.
These are the anklets worn by the rural women of Jammu.
The rural people of Jammu and Kashmir adorn the round earrings called Kundalas.
Tika, Balu and Kada:
The tikka is adorned on the forehead. Balu is a nose ring and a band / kada ornament / wrist is a beautiful gold jacket, often adorned by Jammu women.
Women in the state of Rajouri adorn the silver cap or crown known as the chaunk phool. It is worn on the head under the veil.
Jiggni and Tikka are Kashmiri head jewelry. These worn on the forehead, usually triangular, circular and circular in shape. These are made of gold and silver and have fringes on hanging pearls and gold leaf.
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Bala is full of green stone attached to the edge of the gold leaf and balls.
One of the most popular Kashmiri jewelry styles, Alka-hor is a type of ear jewelry that rests on any ear and is connected by a chain that runs over the head. Kashmir women pair Alchor with a traditional Kashmiri dress.
Deji-hor is a type of traditional Kashmiri earrings that hangs from a series of silk / golds and passes through ear canals pierced at the top of the ear-lobes. One of the most popular and widely worn wedding jewelry styles in Kashmiri, deji-hor symbolizes the wedding style of Kashmiri women and most are worn by Kashmiri Pandit women.
Atta-Hor is one of the earliest decorative items in the Kashmir trousseau. It hangs over the ears of a married woman from Kashmiri Pandit on either side of the head, connected by a gold chain running over her head.
Made of gold and silver, the gate of Cana is filled with red, green, and pearl stones. It is usually worn by little girls.
Kana-vaji, a type of Kashmiri earrings, is filled with tiny pearls. Dressed as a symbol of marriage, the kana-vaji is adorned by women every day.
Kashmir necklaces are usually triangular ornaments made of silver and gold and set in black thread. Halaqband is a traditional necklace chosen full of mirror pieces, rubies, emeralds, and precious stones. It has connecting parts connected with the help of a cord.
Gunus is a thick belt made of gold and silver. It has a snake / lion’s head tied around it.
Sondus is an ornament of the shoulders, set on the left shoulder. It has a few gold or silver discs connected by a series of long silver threads. Sondus is not just a piece of jewelry, it is given by the mother to her daughter during the wedding, so it has an emotional value that goes with it.
Perak is a hat worn by Ladakhi women. A large layer is placed with some stones (between 20 and 200) placed on a wide piece of leather.
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