Kalbeliya Necklace . M

Kalbeliya Necklace . M

€58.00Price

This wonderful and colourful beaded necklace, with hours (or even days!) of minute work, was handcrafted by a family of the Kalbeliya Nomads from the Thar Desert of India.

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.

  • CRAFT TECHNIQUE: Beads Jewellery

     

    THE KALBELIYA are known for their exuberant dance and festive ways, they are counted among the Gypsy Tribes of India - usually from the Thar Desert (northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent, forming a natural boundary between India and Pakistan). Traditionally, the Kalbeliya were the designated snake-catchers of India, called upon to remove snakes without killing them.

    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.

     

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