Handmade choker with unique charms inspired by ancient amulets.
18K Gold on Brass
Chain Length: 38cm (with 8cm extension)
The Story of Amulets
Tribal women of Rajasthan like to adorn themselves with lots of silver jewellery. Most of those, however, serve not only as decorations but have a special meaning: protective or signalling about marital status.
These tribes, such as Banjara and Gadoliya, are very superstitious. They fear ghosts and evil spirits. To protect themselves they wear metal plaque amulets bearing an image of a Hindu deity usually accompanied by its animal vehicle. Such amulets are called madaliya in Rajasthan. They may be of different shape: rectangular, square, round, in the form of yoni or temple-shaped.
This piece is inspired by all these forms of ancient amulets.
All our products are handmade using ancient lost-wax casting method by gifted artisans in Jaipur, India. Each piece is unique and made in limited quantities. Find our step-by-step process here.
Care for this piece like you would for your good luck charms.
To avoid the wearing of your plating, remove when in contact with water, cleaning solutions, lotions and perfumes. All our pieces come with a Ziploc, silica gel pack and a handcrafted jewelry box for storage and longevity of plating.
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