Kalbeliya Necklace . aromatic cloves & antique mirror
This wonderful, colourful cloves, beads and mirror necklace, with hours (or even days!) of minute work, was handcrafted by a family of the Kalbeliya Nomads from the Thar Desert of India. The cloves added to this necklace bring a pleasant deep woody spicy odor, and the antique mirror is an original upcycle from Kalbeliya lives.
Traditionally, the tribes used Beads as money, talismans and for decoration purposes. In some tribal regions, the status of a woman is only decided through Bead-Work: the more efficient and elaborated Bead-Work she makes and wears, the higher the status she is given.
Ethnic styles express lifestyle. They are practiced by individuals whose heritage is rooted in community rather than land, and considered cultural property.