Nose and Neck Ornaments for Rajasthani Women

Nose and Neck Ornaments for Rajasthani Women

Feminine jewellery is complex but certainly a more beautiful form of art than masculine jewellery. It is worn as complete ensemble not as an accessory.

NOSE ORNAMENTS

NATH

It is a ring of five gold with a pearl threaded  between two rubies in its central part. It is worn on special occasion. This favorite ornament of female is made of thick wire.

KANTA

On the back of Kanta there is spring type wire through which it can be  worn through the hole of nose.

LONG

On the upper portion there are small four leaves and in the middle there is a red jewel. The lower portion is joined with wire. It is also known as keel. Vari,chunni and chaap are also decorative long.

On teeth gold chuppe are worn.

NECK ORNAMENTS

Hansali, Dussi,Tamaria,Panchladi,Satladi, Necklace ,mala and chain are some of neck ornaments.

HANSALI

It is half circular ornament whose middle part is broad and edges are tapered.

TIMADRIA

It is made of gold on which there is cluster of pearls are there. It is quite dense and heavy.

ARDH

It is smaller and narrow than Timadria.

PANCHLADI AND SATLADI

Panchladi is five chains of mala together while sathladi is seven chains.

TUSSI

It is mostly of pearls which is tied tightly over neck.

NAVRATAN

It is garland of nine jewels.