What is Rajputhana or Rajputi jewellery?
Rajputhana jewellery dates back to the Rajput dynasty, who ruled the states of Rajasthan between 7th to 19th century. The term Rajput comes from Rajputra which means Son of Kings. Rajputs were recognized for their bravery, faithfulness and royalty. They were brave and arrogant enough to be entitled as the illustrious fighters and had that stamp forever with them. Not just fighters, but they were great artists as well who were known for their skilled craftsmenship. The jewellery thus designed by the Rajputs were termed as Rajputi or Rajputhana jewellery and are known by same name till date.
The Rajputana style of jewellery is a reflection of its royal heritage and rich culture and remains an integral part of Rajasthani culture even today.
Traditional Rajputana Jewellery List
The exquisite Rajputi jewellery is handcrafted with Kundan and Meenakari work. Check them out here!
Borla matta pattis are available in gold, kundan, pearls, enamel designs and more. While the regular maang tikkas fall flat on the forehead, these maang tikas differ from regular ones because of its round shape!
Nose Ring/ Nath
Deepika Padukone looks a perfect Rajasthani bride in the movie Padmaavat with those exquisite Rajputi jewellery. She can be seen adorning those distinctive Rajputi nathiya!
This beautiful hand jewellery adorned with kundans set in gold with meenakari work is yet another exclusive piece of Rajasthani jewellery.
Rajputi Baju Bandh (armlet)
Rajwada baju band is different from other armlets as they are made in loom and have beautiful kundan and gold thread work with latkans as well.
This is an extraordinary piece of Rajasthani jewellery which is very popular even to this day. This is a traditional Rajasthani choker that has rectangular shape near neck with hanging danglers that are set stepwise.
Rajputi Meenakari Kundan Necklace
Rajasthani jewellery is identified by its meenakari work. Most of the Rajasthani jewellery have meenakari work in them along with kundans. This exquisitve Rajputhana jewellery was handcrafted by great artisans for the movie Padmaavat.
Rajwada Meenakari Pacheli Bangles
The Rajwada Pacheli or Gokhru bangles are one of the most iconic wrist ornaments of Rajasthan.
Rajputi Dhalu Chooda
These are traditional bridal bangles worn by Rajasthani women .
Meenakari work Kaanbali or jhaale
The earrings are available in full gold or with kundan and meenakari work.
Tagdi or kardhani (waist belt)
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