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Indian Jewelry. Handmade dangling ear ring. Indian Jewellery. Minakari earrings. Ethnic Indian Enamel ear ring. From Artikrti.
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Indian meenakari dangling "jhumki" earrings. Meenakari, also called enamelling, is the art of decorating a metal surface by fusing mineral substances to it. Meenakari was introduced to India by the Mughal kings in the early 16th century. So, this delicately designed ear ring comes from workmanship which dates back to some 400 hundred years.
The meenakari work is very similar in craftsmanship to the miniature design and coloring on the famous Faberge eggs. The design is etched into the metal and then the 'meenakar' or the artist applies the color that has to be fired [at 750 to 850 degrees Centigrade], for it to be fixed onto the metal. Once cooled, it is then burnished or polished with agate and tamarind solution.
This particular piece of work called the "jhumki" is inspired by the meenakari work from a town called Jaipur and features lovable little graphics in green, red and blue on beautiful black. And those dainty little dangling beads...ooooh. This one's to die for.
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India’s textile, fabric, jewellery & craft traditions go down centuries- the talent of the craftsman and his or her dedication to the craft, passed on from one generation to another. A weave, a mix of colors, a design or a motif, a print, a piece of applique work- each a labor of love for the artisan
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