This collection was made in collaboration with 2 brands
Tinge, created the 5 royal glosses to mimic the embelished fabric and jewels our ancestors wore.
Bronze gloss- Agrapatta
Gold gloss -Keyuras
Diamond gloss- Simanta
Blue gloss - Srinkhalas
Red gloss - Kajju
Ananya who invest in the intangible value of hand crafted pieces that are immersed in a rich history yet emerge from a contemporary cultural context. Zardosi is a traditional hand craft, the origins of which can be traced back to the Rig Vedic era in India. The term literally translates to “gold sewing”, derived from the Persian words zarin and dozi. A craft that prospered across Central Asia, it’s Persian essence shaped the evolution of the craft in India with the dawn of the Mughal era. Zardosi embroidered cloth was historically used to adorn the walls of royal tents, scabbards, wall hangings and the royals themselves. Although pure gold and silver threads were used to embellish fabric, contemporary artisans make use of copper wire and silk threads dyed in shimmering polish. Zardosi also often incorporates pearls, beads and stones to elevate the opulence of the fabric. The intricacies of working with fine threads and delicate fabric necessitate a high degree of skill and patience. A Zardosi embroidered saree for instance, could take an artisan up to 30 days to complete by hand.
Amrapalli-Temple jewellery today is often adorned on occasions we consider auspicious or significant in our lives -from marriages to baby showers-. The jewellery is emblematic of invoking blessings from the heavens and a whole devotion to God. This spiritual value comprises the very essence of temple jewellery, the origins of which can be traced back to the 9th Century BC, under the reign of the Chola dynasty in Southern India. The rulers donated exquisite pieces of handcrafted jewellery that were used to adorn the deities of gods and goddesses in the temples. Festivals and special occasions further saw these pieces of art being produced in abundance.
Most temples at the time housed small workshops with skilled artisans that were commissioned by the rulers. The jewellery was carved exclusively in pure gold and additionally embellished with precious stones like rubies, diamonds, pearls and emeralds. The colour of the stones chosen often have deeper religious connotations. Rubies for example, are said to represent the aura of Goddess Laxmi and prosperity. The artisans most often reproduced the illustrative temple architecture resulting in intricately carved pieces of jewellery. The motifs and designs of temple jewellery are thus vivid representations of Hindu temple architecture and Gods. Flowers, (the lotus in particular), birds, waves and peacocks are all common features in the jewellery. Although rooted in religious conceptions, the craftsmanship and history these pieces of jewellery embody, are symbolic of a larger richness of Indian culture.
This spring, Amrapali presents a curated collection of jhumkas, necklaces, chokers, bangles and anklets inspired by the temples of the South, at Ananya!
Not tested on animals
CRUELTY FREE : VEGAN : ORGANIC
Shelf life upto 24 months from the date of opening.
NOTE: There might be a slight variation in the shade of the actual product and the image shown on the screen, due to the screen resolution and photography effects.
PLEASE NOTE: The miniatures are not customisable at the store. It is available only online.