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Exclusively made costume jewellery is the rage. - Issue Date: Nov 15, In Canada, Meera had started her own High end Jewelers Business named â€? Raj & Meera's India Jewelers' in Toronto. For the past 15 years. Book review: Dance of the Peacock by Usha Krishnan & Meera S. Kumar. Lavish guide to India's perennial obsession - the glitter of jewellery.
Book review: Dance of the Peacock by Usha Krishnan & Meera S. Kumar
Also highlighted is jewellery for gods and men, since the Indian male was as resplendent as the peacock and bejewelled from head to foot, featuring exotica like kalgi, sarpatti, karacham and ta'zim for the feet. Huma bird Another novel aspect is the survey of symbolic jewellery such as the yagnopavita and mangalsutra representing the trinity, the M-shaped thali representing tiger claws placed adjacently, the kaliyiru of Chettiar women depicting the Chidambaram temple, the botu being emblematic of the female breast, the snake motifs symbols of fertility, the kundalini of sex energy.Raj & Meera Prewedding song
Even Jahangir's earring signalled his being the ear-bored slave of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, who saved him during a critical illness. Insight is provided into the craft of jewellery where the Indian goldsmith, using primitive tools, produces exquisite pieces while preserving the stylistic continuity of this artistic tradition, serves as the assertion of the individual as a creative being.
With repetitive items in the illustrations revealing a pronounced south Indian bias, distinctive forms from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Bengal and Assam have been overlooked. So the book falls just short of being definitive.
Exclusively made costume jewellery becomes a rage in India
Even so it would be churlish to call the book anything but what it is - a collector's item. While all our incense sticks and cones are hand-mixed, many of them are still handrolled by these communities," says Sebille.
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This season, he's stacked up organic dry-fruit laddus, chocolate brownies and naturally prepared jams to help you relish the spirit of an eco-friendly Diwali.
Jaison G SRUti Harihara Subramanian gives you the funk you expect in your jewellery, the art you'd like to wear on your flip-flops and the kitsch you fancy on your wall clock. Amidst those who cry 'recycled and organic', Subramanian prefers a relatively new and more efficient mantra-up-cycled.
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Recycling involves a lot of energy to break down a product and change its consistency. The process isn't exactly eco-friendly," says Subramanian. She says and adds, "Up-cyling on the other hand is changing the purpose of a peg bottle or car tyre, giving it a new identity and delaying its journey to the dump yard.
She also realised the impression of dull and boring that invariably tagged with anything organic and decided it had to change. Her products not only prevent further harm to the environment, but also make for delightful gifts-wine bottles turned into clear vases, peg bottles giving way to earrings and bracelets, candle holders made out of whisky bottles and jewellery made out of natural seeds.
Goli Soda's Diwali special also features a fun range of cloth crackers, torans and stationery made out of industrial textile waste. Jaison G Architect and jewellery designer Meera Maran mulled over the goodness of organic produce and naturally finished dishes a decade ago, when her five year-old daughter had to go gluten, sugar and milk-free owing to a bad skin reaction.
This led Maran to explore new recipes that would fit within her daughter's dietary constraints. Her prices range between Rs and Rs 3, Among the most popular names is Zawars which stocks items by well-known designer Jamini Ahluwalia.
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Its stuff, which is an extremely hot draw with the college crowd, ranges between Rs and Rs Other stops for those smitten by the designer bug are Aura at Chowpatty, Legend on Alta-mount Road which deals only in cubic zirconia, and Artistic, which is the brainchild of Sunita Pitamber, specialising in heavy kundan. Pitamber, besides hawking out of two outlets in Bombay, also supplies her creations to the exclusive Harrods in London.
Among the other makers of the fabulous fakes is Aara.
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Its pieces are made in pure silver jharao with semiprecious stones and are copies of antique jewellery found in museums and decrepit royal houses.
Paja at Kemps Corner is a green recruit but is doing very well with prices ranging from Rs to an astounding Rs 4, Says an ardent fan, perhaps a bit wildly: While gold jewellery, the mainstay of high fashion in the south, will not be elbowed on to a slower track, there is a discernible change: Naturally, the ultimate market is international.
Designer jewellery has phenomenal export potential. According to figures culled from the Ministry of Commerce, between andIndia exported non-gold jewellery worth Rs 1. And there is a vast market still to be tapped abroad.