THE GOLDEN SMILE OF INDIA

Traditional Indian Jewellery

Author: Bernadette Van Gelder

Language: English

Specifications

Format: 28 X 33 cm

300 Pages

Price: 170,00

THE GOLDEN SMILE OF INDIA

Traditional Indian Jewellery - The Golden Smile of India is a vast and detailed publication covering the rich heritage of Indian jewelry and its significance in past and present Indian society
Jewelry plays an important part in the everyday lives, important moments, festivals and religious aspects of Indian culture. It is not only girls and women who wear jewelry, but also boys, men, temple statues and even animals. The book excels in its detailed descriptions, which accompany the sumptuous array of images. We discover why enamel is used in the north of India, the origin and significance of gold, the significance of setting gems in a certain order, and jewellery's spiritual importance. The book covers in detail the meaning of the use of flowers and birds in Hindu influenced jewelry, looking through the eyes of 17th century European travelers who visited the rich Mogul courts.