Traditional Jewellery of Uttarakhand’s Women

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traditional ornaments of garhwal
traditional ornaments of garhwal

The lovely Pahari ladies of Uttarakhand are enamored with wearing gems uniquely created in silver or gold, adding beauty and womanliness to their identity. On the off chance that you have ever visited the slopes, you more likely than not seen Pahari women wearing customary adornments pieces, for example, Bulaq (gold or silver nose ring), Kundal (gold or silver studs), Pauje (silver anklets) and so on. The lavish gold neckbands, for example, Hansuli, Chandan Haar, and Galobandh are additionally worn with incredible pride. In any case, with time, these adornments pieces are losing their way of life as Pahadi ladies are getting increasingly slanted towards the contemporary present day structures and the customary gems pieces have turned into an uncommon sight. Presently, a large portion of the Pahadi ladies can be seen embellishing the cutting edge gems plans that are luxury and valuable yet comes up short on the style found in the customary structures. So we should resuscitate the customary Pahari gems by displaying its radiance to the world.

These conventional gold gems design are well known among the locals of Uttarakhand even today. Known as the Dev Bhoomi (place where there is Gods), Uttrakhand is a standout amongst the most lovely conditions of North India. It has been honored with a rich and differing society. From lovely conventional nathuli to exquisite kundals/bali, the customary gems of Uttrakhand demonstrates the effortlessness of its encompassing nature and a rich folklore.
Here’s all that you have to think about the customary gems of Uttrakhand.

1-Chandr haar

Chandan haar
Chandan haar

A customary gold accessory from Uttarakhand, chandr haar or Chandan haar comprises of gold dabs studded on four-to-five long chains. These chains remain together with the assistance of kundan fastens

2-Nathuli

Nathuli
Nathuli

Worn by the ladies of Garhwal, Kumaon and Jaunsar-Bawar area of Uttarakhand, Nathuli or Nath is the staple gems for Pahari ladies. Enhanced broadly by the Pahari ladies, the nath or nose ring is an absolute necessity have gems piece in the lady of the hour’s clothing. Nathuli or Nath not just grandstands the rich culture of Garhwal district of Uttrakhand yet it has likewise turned into a design articulation. These days, Nath is enhanced by a large portion of the Pahari and non-Pahari ladies alike.
The quantity of pearls in the Nath connotes the monetary status of the lady of the hour’s family. Nathuli originates from the word ‘Nath’ which is essentially an equivalent word for nose rings. Maybe the most broadly worn adornment of the state, Nathuli or the nose ring worn by ladies is hailed for its ageless plan. Despite the fact that the plan of this gems could change from locale to district, its appeal stays unaltered. Nathuli is a profound pearl studded nose ring which is acquired by the lady of the hour upon the arrival of her wedding. The heaviness of the nose ring and the quantity of pearls it has is frequently a pointer of the status of the lady of the hour’s family.

Tehri Nath of Garhwal

Tehrinath
Tehrinath

Tehri Nath is a standout amongst the most recognized gems bits of Uttarakhand. It is typically worn by the ladies at the season of marriage, parties, puja and at essential family works. Maybe the most enamoring of all these nose rings is the Tehri Nath of the Garhwal locale which is hugely adored on account of its unpredictable stone work and utilization of the Kundan. This mammoth estimated gold ring accompanies incredible themes comprising of botanical examples or trimmed peacocks. Like the other nose rings referenced over, the Tehri Nath is additionally viewed as an essential piece of the share of the love bird.

3-Galabandh

Galobandh
Galobandh

Galabandh is one of the unmistakable gems pieces in Uttrakhand and is enhanced by the ladies by Kumaoni, Garhwali, Bhotiya and Jaunsari ladies. As the name proposes, Galabandh is a choker neckband and is decorated around the neck by the wedded ladies. The elaborate belt is structured with multifaceted itemizing. The brilliant square formed patches are settled on a red shaded belt with the assistance of a string. While Galabandh is embellished by the provincial ladies, it isn’t much well known among the individuals who live in the urban communities.
Tied around the neck like a choker, a galobandh is made of gold and worn by the wedded ladies of Kumaon, Garhwal, Bhotiya, and Jaunsar. It is structured on a red belt with square gold squares masterminded on it with the assistance of a string.

4-Hansuli/Khagwali

Hansuli
Hansuli

Hansuli, additionally known by the name of ‘Khagwali’ is a choker accessory and is worn by Garhwali, Kumaoni, Jaunsari and Bhotiya ladies. Hansuli or Khagwali radiates the appeal and excellence of Pahari ladies. Individuals with a decent money related status decorate a gold hansuli while the less prosperous or destitute individuals embellish a silver Women more often than not wear Hansuli amid celebrations, weddings, parties and vital family works. Prevalently known as khagwali in Garhwal, hansuli is a firmly grasped jewelry with insignificant plan. It is worn by Garhwali, Kumaoni, Jaunsari, and Bhotiya ladies on extraordinary events, for example, weddings and celebrations.

5-Bulaq

Bulaq
Bulaq

High quality with mind boggling theme plans, Bulaq is an impeccable bit of nose gems which is worn at the nasal septum. Prior, it was worn by the ladies of Garhwal, Kumaon and of Jaunsar belt. However at this point it is considered as an old pattern and is once in a while enhanced by the Pahari ladies. Bulaq is a perfect adornments which is worn at the nasal septum. It is particularly structured by the capable goldsmiths who cut mind boggling theme plans on it. In the yester years, it was worn by the ladies of Garhwal, Kumaon and of Jaunsar belt. Be that as it may, these days the rage for Bulaq is finished and now it is considered as an old pattern.

6-Pahunchi

Pahunchi
Pahunchi

Pahunchi is an essentially a Gold bangle and is very prevalent in both Garhwal just as Kumaon district of Uttarakhand. In Kumaon, Pahunchi is viewed as a favorable gem for the wedded ladies. It is generally worn by the hitched ladies at the season of celebrations and critical family works. Pahunchi is commonly made in 1 tola or 3/8 troy ounce. The amount of Gold in Pahunchi relies upon the money related status of the lady’s family.
Pahunchi utilizes a red hued fabric as the base material on which the unadulterated gold pearls are studded. Viewed as a favorable bit of gems for wedded ladies, pahunchi are gold bangles worn by ladies on exceptional occasions. What makes these bangles novel is how they are made. Normally accessible in 1 tola, little gold dots are studded on a red material to make these bangles.

7-Pauje

Pajeb
Pajeb

A standout among-st the most normally embellished adornments pieces in a Pahari culture, Pauje is fundamentally an anklet has a mind boggling web-like structure which is marginally unique in relation to the standard Indian anklets. It is made of Gold or silver and has a ton of ghunghroos or metallic chimes.

8-Bichhuwa

Bichwa
Bichwa

Made of silver, Bichhuwas are toe rings that are worn by Garhwali, Kumaoni, Jaunsari and Bhotiya ladies. These are made with the complicated plans comprising of Indian themes, peacocks, blooms, and petals.

9-Kundal or Balis

kundal
kundal

Kundals are known as ‘Munad’, Murkhli, Munda, Balli, Tugyal and so forth in various neighborhood dialects of Uttarakhand. Kundals are essentially hoops decorated by Pahari ladies. Accessible in various shapes and size, kundals are either made in gold or silver. The most popular ones are the huge gold studs, having a roundabout shape. They are either made in gold or silver and its shape and size may vary as indicated by the inclination of the lady and her status. These days the customary plans have been supplanted by new and extravagant structures. Then again, balis are alluded to the mammoth size gold hoops, having a circle shape. They are made out of gold and are wore by most Pahari ladies.

10-Kamarbandh ( Tagdi or Tigdi)

Kamarbandh
Kamarbandh

Kamarbandh is a midsection belt and is worn around the waistline by the ladies of various networks of Uttarakhand. There are two sorts of Kamarbandh one is made of material and the other one is made of silver. Kamarbandh is generally enhanced by Pahari, Rajasthani and South Indian ladies.

11-Kanfool or Karnfool

Kaanphool
Kaanphool

As the name recommends Kan-trick for example Bloom of Ear is worn on the ear cartilage. It is a magnum opus of the great time adornments worn by the Pahari ladies. Kan-trick implies the blossom of Ear and is worn on the ear cartilage. It is a perfect work of art of the great time adornments worn by the Pahari ladies. The exemplary bit of gems, kanfool is enhanced by the majority of the Pahari ladies.

12-Murkhelai

Kaanphool
Murkhuli

Murkhelai is a sort of stud and is connected with either red or white hanging dots.

13-Sikka Mala:

Sikka Mala
Sikka Mala

The Sikka mala ordinarily known as Kaldaar is one of those bits of gems which is well known in numerous locales of the Himalayas. This basic gems comes fitted with various old coins or sikkas which gives it a fairly fascinating look.
These are the few jewellery worn by Pahadi women. Apart from these a lot of the older generation can seen wearing traditional jewellery which are common among the rural region of Uttarakhand. Some of them are Kanthi Mala,Singhi, Kaudiya, Syun Sangal, Patiya, Amirtitar, Kamar jyodi,Lawang fool, Soot, Bujni, Munaed,Tilari, Chare, Mungo ki Mala, Chawanni Mala, Thwaq, Gongkhle or Bajuband, Jhinwara, Pauta, Imarti, Timanya.But over the time the amount of jewellery has dramatically decreasing.

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