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Some Aspects of Folk Jewellery

Title:Some Aspects of Folk Jewellery
Author:Dhamija, Jasleen
Enumeration:Vol. 17 Issue no. 4; September 1964, p. 21-40
Abstract:There are marked similarities between our present-day jewellery designs and the jewellery of the Sumerians, Etruscans, and early Greeks, and the jewellery of early times. The rich variety of jewellery designs in India was due to outside influences exerted through migratory tribes, trade contacts, and the caste factor. Popular tribal jewellery includes the "hasli" (used in Saurashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan), and amulets. The distinctive forms of ornaments of Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Kulu, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat-Saurashtra, Orissa, Bengal, Andhra, and Madras.

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