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Beautiful Waist and Legs Ornaments of Rajasthani Women – Paijeb, Kardhani, Anguda, Nooper

Big, colorful and traditional necklaces, armlets, anklets, earrings and rings are the part of Rajasthan culture. With advent of mughal empire, Rajasthan became the main center for production of finest and intricate kind of jewellery.

Waist Ornaments

Kardhani

It is the major ornament worn on waist. It covers from all sides. There are small bells attached to it. It is also known as kandora or Mekhala.

The other ornament is Kankati.

Legs Ornaments

All the ornaments worn on legs are made up of silver. They are Paijeb, Payal, Kade, chale, Naveri, Bichuae that are worn on legs.

Rajasthan Leg Jewellery

Paijeb - Legs Ornament

Paijeb

It is chain of silver in which small bells are tied.

Payal

It is similar to paijeb. It is solid ring shaped wire. When it is worn it makes melodious sound.

Kada & Langar

They are hollow from inside. Langar is worn beneath kada which is made by joinig thick wires of silver together.

AwlaNevta

It is worn with kada. It is made up of solid silver. Nevta is also worn with kada.

Jhanzar & Noopur

The bells are there in them which make sound when worn.

Anguda & Bichuae

The anguda is worn on thumbs of toes while bichuae is worn on fingers of toes.

Pungpan

It is similar to haathphool. The rings of toes are joined with payal through hooks. It is worn on marriage ceremonies.

The other ornaments are todhe, tinke, lache which adorn the legs of Rajasthani women.

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Haathphool, Kada, Bajuband, Gajre, Ghookro – Some of Other Ornaments of Rajathani Women

It is not surprising that royal ladies of Rajasthan were so bedecked from head to toe in jewels so much so that it sometimes was a mystery as how they carry the weight of all jewellery worn.

NECK ORNAMENTS

MUKTHMALA

It is mostly worn by rich class. It is nath of pearls and also known as Surmargi in which there is a beads of gold.

MANIKMALA

It is made of red, pink jewel which looks attractive.

TABEEZ

The shape is square, rounded and triangular. It is worn for protection against evil spirits.

HaathPhoolWRIST ORNAMENTS

The ornaments covers the wrist from all sides are made of gold. These are hollow from inside and from a silken thread they are tied to wrist

GHOOKRO

It is sharp edged ornament.

GAJRE

These are twisted ornament which are in shape of flower-leaf and made of gold.

BAJUBAND

It is worn on arms and also known as Bahuband.

KADA

It is springular. It is also known as tada.

HAATHPHOOL

It is in the shape of paan. It is joined with bangles of handon on one side and joined with chains of rings on other side. It is made of simple metal and jewelled.

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NOSE AND NECK ORNAMENTS OF RAJASTHANI WOMEN

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.

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