When Jewellery Speaks: Celebrating the Tradition of Kundan Minakaari
Since the early times, India has been famous for its expertise in creating innumerable forms of jewellery that have fascinated the world. One such jewellery tradition is that of kundan which is one of the oldest forms of jewellery made in India. Thanks to its patronage by the royalty during the Mughal era, it flourished. It was once a powerful symbol of regalia but the jewellery tradition has a lot of popularity even today. Today 'kundan minaakari' jewellery is synonymous with the state of Rajasthan whose capital, the city of Jaipur, is the main centre of this art form. The volume presents an interesting study of the genre of; kundan minakaariç' jewellery. It offers a kaleidoscopic view of the tradition through the annals of history. It takes the readers on a retrospective journey into the Mughal period during which this genre reached glorious heights of artistic expression.
267 pages, Hardcover, 2012
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