Jewellery of Gujarat

Jewellery of Gujarat


Agate, silver, and bead jewellery are among the many forms of jewellery made in Gujarat Agate is are processed and made into ear rings, nose rings, bangles, and necklaces. Silver jewellery is made from silver bars which are locally purchased. These bars are first converted into sheets and wires and then into bangles, nose pins, ear rings, and anklets. The concentrated zinc mixed in the silver bars give it a different appearance. Kutch is the main centre for the silver craft in Gujarat. The chief areas of silver work are Anjar, Bhuj, and Mundra in Kutch district. Porbandar, Jamnagar, Surendranagar, and Ahmedabad also have a tradition of crafting silver jewellery. Traditional communities, still use jewellery crafted in styles that have existed for centuries. Artisans use thread, zari, beads, and lac in the jewellery. These ornaments are worn by the tribal and rural women who have sustained this craft.

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