Traditional Indian Jewellery

Spanning 5,000 years of this glorious legacy, 'Indian Jewellery: the Golden Smile of India', takes an ethnographic approach to the subject, weaving factual information and sumptuous images with the fascinating stories of ancient travellers ...

Author: Bernadette Van Gelder

Publisher: Antique Collector's Club

ISBN: 1851498532

Category: India

Page: 608

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Since time immemorial, India has lured those in quest of spices, gold and precious gems. Spanning 5,000 years of this glorious legacy, 'Indian Jewellery: the Golden Smile of India', takes an ethnographic approach to the subject, weaving factual information and sumptuous images with the fascinating stories of ancient travellers to India.
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Traditional Jewelry of India

Drawing on more than 35 years of collecting and research, Untracht surveys the major Indian jewelry forms and techniques, exploring Indian jewelry as both an ongoing aesthetic spanning 5,000 years and a highly significant form of cultural ...

Author: Oppi Untracht

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015040607544

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 431

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Far more than merely a display of wealth and taste, jewelry is an integral element in the lives of the people of India. Drawing on more than 35 years of collecting and research, Untracht surveys the major Indian jewelry forms and techniques, exploring Indian jewelry as both an ongoing aesthetic spanning 5,000 years and a highly significant form of cultural expression. 870 illustrations, 220 in color.
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Traditional Indian Jewellery

Spanning 5,000 years of this glorious legacy, 'Indian Jewellery: the Golden Smile of India', takes an ethnographic approach to the subject, weaving factual information and sumptuous images with the fascinating stories of ancient travellers ...

Author: Bernadette van Gelder

Publisher: Acc Art Books

ISBN: 1851498834

Category: India

Page: 296

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Traditional Indian Jewellery: The Golden Smile of India explores the rich heritage of Indian jewellery and its significance in past and present Indian society. Jewellery 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 jewellery, 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 the origin and significance of gold, the significance of setting gems in a certain order, and jewellery's spiritual importance. The book retells and explains in detail the legends and stories attached to certain gems, as well as their mythological and astrological significance. This publication is the result of thirty-five years of research - travelling, studying, and talking to many people across the entire subcontinent of India, as well as having had unprecedented access to goldsmiths and enamellers; being shown techniques known only to one family, which have been transferred from generation to generation; and being granted access to beautiful and never before seen Royal collections. AUTHOR: Bernadette van Gelder founded the firm 'Van Gelder Indian Jewellery' in 1980. She is a frequent face at high quality art fairs. SELLING POINTS: * Balances gorgeous photographs against detailed descriptions of traditional gems * Explores the legends and stories behind the gems used in traditional Indian jewellery 242 colour, 2 b/w illustrations
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Indian Jewellery

The picture plates of this book show native ornaments of British India, demonstrating the vast of Indian jewellery in the eight provinces at the end of the nineteenth century.

Author: Thomas Holbein Hendley

Publisher:

ISBN: 8176466891

Category: Jewelry

Page: 189

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The Journal of Indian Art is still one of the most consulted books on Indian jewellery. It is an authentic source for scholars and collectors who are engaged with traditional Indian jewellery or ancient techniques. The original of Indian Jewellery was edited in 1909 by Thomas Holbein Hendley, comprising Nos. 95-107 of The Journal of Indian Art. The picture plates of this book show native ornaments of British India, demonstrating the vast of Indian jewellery in the eight provinces at the end of the nineteenth century. Examples of the jewellery of past civilizations of Asia and Europe were added for consideration of the history and development of the different styles. The book s illustrations and descriptions of old Indian royal and peasant ornaments are of unaltered interest now, one hundred years later. During this past period, new developments and designs of jewellery have come up, frequently based on the old traditions. The centenary reprint edition of Indian Jewellery was therefore supplemented with photographs of recent Indian jewellery, as an attempt to present revival pieces that are still en vogue after one hundred years, as well as to show examples of new developments which were manufactures after the old style, yet with modifications and adaptations, answering to a modernized taste and demand.
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Gehna

This Unique Book Gehna Is A Treasure, A Connoisseur`S Delight In The Sense That It Beautifully Presents The Jewellery Patronized By The Common Indian Masses.

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ISBN: 8190133004

Category: Jewelry

Page: 154

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Magnificent Designs, Extraordinary Craftsmanship, Intricate Traditional Workmanship Characterize Indian Jewellery. This Unique Book Gehna Is A Treasure, A Connoisseur`S Delight In The Sense That It Beautifully Presents The Jewellery Patronized By The Common Indian Masses. This Collection And Compilation Of A Wide Range Of Antique Designs Is The Result Of Late Sri Dalpat Bhai Zaveri`S Families Dedication To Creativity And Quality Of Craftmanship Par Excellence.
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Indian Jewellery

The book pays homage to the aesthetics of the patron and the virtuosity of the craftsman. Above all. Indian Jewellery: Dance of the Peacock celebrates the human impulse to adorn.

Author: Usha Ramamrutham Bala Krishnan

Publisher: India Books House Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015054145969

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 335

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India, the 'Golden Country', has since time immemorial, lured those in quest of spices, gold and precious gems. The principal trade routes across land and sea in the ancient world all led to India. As a repository of what was once the greatest concentration of mineral wealth on earth, this treasury of the world earned the epithet sone ki chidia or 'bird of gold'. Spanning 5000 years of this glorious legacy, Indian Jewellery: Dance of the Peacock takes an ethnographic approach, weaving in factual information with the many stories recounted by ancient travellers to India. The book pays homage to the aesthetics of the patron and the virtuosity of the craftsman. Above all. Indian Jewellery: Dance of the Peacock celebrates the human impulse to adorn. More than 500 color plates provide a visual panorama, each item of jewellery meticulously photographed to set off its every technical and aesthetic nuance. Accessing collections that have never been documented before, the book showcases some of the most outstanding examples of Indian jewellery from all over the world.
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Gold and Craft

An illustrated guide to traditional Indian jewellery.

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ISBN: LCCN:96900532

Category: Jewelry

Page: 148

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An illustrated guide to traditional Indian jewellery.
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Re Use The Art and Politics of Integration and Anxiety

able to distinguish between traditional Indian jewellery and hybrid, Europeanised material, most of which would still ... work to the South Kensington Museum's 1872 Loan Exhibition of Ancient and Modern Jewellery and Personal Ornaments, ...

Author: Julia A. B. Hegewald

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132109815

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Presented here is a novel approach to understanding the relationship between the past and the present using the unique concept of re-use, wherein elements from the past are strategically adapted into the present, and thus become part of a new modernity. The book uses this method as a heuristic tool for analysing and interpreting cultural and political changes and the transnational flow of ideas, concepts and objects. The chapters apply this concept to South Asia but the concept of re-use and the method of its application are both general and amenable to cross-cultural and comparative analysis. Re-use is a collection of well-researched and lucidly written scholarly articles that apply the concept of re-use to different aspects of cultural, political and material life-from art, architecture and jewellery to religion, statesmen and legislatures. By not treating artistic, political, religious and cultural developments as linear evolutions, this book encourages readers to understand them as a continuous modification of the past and a periodic return to earlier forms. Beautifully illustrated with exquisite images, and containing a scholarly bibliography pointing in the direction of hitherto unexplored terrain, this new text will be a source of inspiration to the specialist and a source of delight to the general reader.
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