Jewellery in India is not merely ornamental. Join us as we delve into the making of exquisite hand-crafted Indian jewellery, and discover the many myths and stories that lie in its crafting. And what of Gem stones? That’s a sparkling new story…
A piece of jewellery is an indication of your personal taste, but could it also be a vehicle to advertise your caste, religion, region, economic status and marital status?
It can, for jewellery in India actually talks a tongue other Indians understand.A large part of Indian Jewellery is hand crafted by nameless artisans who would never be able to afford one of the pieces they create. And this is a craft that has passed down their families for centuries.
Join Storytrails as we take you up narrow staircases that transport huge quantities of gold, and into pokey little rooms where classics are crafted. Watch sparkling gems being set in exotic designs, using techniques that have come unchanged for centuries.
Explore how a piece of jewellery takes seed in a designer’s mind, and is then translated into a tangible work of art by the craft and toil of an unsung artisan.And while you experience all this, listen to stories of the fabled jewels of the maharajas and of their plunder, of gems and their mysticism, and of the symbolisms in their placement.