When could Indian women leave her fascination for jewelry? Saundraya prem (सौन्दर्य प्रेम) or being beautiful is a fact that has jolted the people from time immemorial. As independence was gained and women emerged more to forefront, they adorned themselves something distinctively so that they could easily relate to their environment. The love for beauty is not limited to physical self of human beings, but it extends to our practices in daily life. We clean our houses and decorate it.
Every place has its distinctive personality and comes with associative trends. To ignore them, is one’s own wishful thinking but to embrace them is being unique.
While I went to many religious places, I watched people with little pendents of idols hanging around their gold chains. Similarly, some beautiful girls also wore a picture of deity in some frame weaved in black thread around their necks. People says it guards off evil eye and surely, girls look amazing wearing them.
All the shops that spans the whole pathway to different shrines, have beaded jewelry on display that reaches out to people of all age, and not limited to women only. The filigree truly shows the craftsmanship of local women. While trying to locate which works best for yourself, they are also apt at suggesting how to wear it. You can also experiment tying it around your wrist and hair.
You will be surprised by choices. The endings of each of piece is not roughly joined as one might expect from a shop at rural areas. They are securely attached with clasps. The amalgamation of different patterns and bead types make one actually confused while deciding during purchase. You can always intertwined two different bead necklaces to form further beautiful piece. I think it is not just beautiful to buy for yourself but also compliments as best gift for family friends from small shops located in interiors of tourist places.