India is a land that is rich in culture and traditions. An amalgamation of various tribes and clans has a huge influence on the jewellery trends that rule the fashion arena. 2017 is a year that has revived a number of these tribal trends turning them into statement jewellery that jewellery lovers can’t stop flaunting. Tribal art jewellery that is worn in various parts of India is normally seen to be chunky and crafted in various forms of metals.
Inspite of the modern transformation the tribal jewellery go through, the culture and authenticity of every trend are kept intact. There are a number of jewellery lovers who vouch by these earthy and rustic tribal jewellery trends to be one of the most versatile and glamorous styles.
Here are some of the tribal jewellery trends seen in various parts of India.
There are tribes like the tribes of Bastar found in Madhya Pradesh known for wearing jewellery made from copper, glass, silver, wood, peacock feather and so on. You may also find a number of these women wearing coin necklaces that are creative and one of the latest trends.
The Banjara tribes of Rajasthan are famous for chunky and big ornaments which are embossed with colourful stones, ghungroos, shells, beads and so on.The huge earrings, necklaces, kadhas and the chunky waist belts are distinct jewellery belonging to the banjara tribes.
West Bengal and Orissa
The Dokra art of jewellery making belongs to the tribes of West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh. The jewellery make under this trend by the skilled craftsmen is a huge trend in itself this year. Earrings, Bracelets, necklaces and anklets using the dokra trend carries a unique rustic form which is funky and a statement in itself.Himachal Pradesh: The latest
The latest hansuli trend which is in the jewellery segment is inspired by the tribes of Chamba, Kangra, Mandi and Kullu. The tribal women from the mountains wear chunky silver adornments that are shaped like the traditional collar like Hansalis, silver bangles and silver anklets. The silver is known to protect the wearer from evil spirits.
The tribes from Karnataka like the Konda Kapus are known to use sliver and copper coins for creating beautiful ornaments and jewellery. The ornaments created by them have an antique look since they are made using ancient coins.
Inspired by these tribal designs, the designers today are experimenting with various jewellery forms using natural symbols that are considered to be very earthy and have a tribal appeal. Certain symbols also have their significance in various tribes and are worn by jewellery lovers with great style.
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