KOLHAPUR JEWELLERY

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Region: Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Known For: Traditional Jewellery Patterns
Popular Items: Kolhapuri Saaj, Nath, Thushi .
Typical Items: Patlya, Bangdya And Tode

The Jewellery from Kolhapur is beautifully crafted with delicate embossing and workmanship. People from Kolhapur have not gone too far from the traditional jewellery patterns of the Marathas and Peshwas. The 'Kolhapuri Saaj", a special type of necklace is very popular with Maharashtrian Women. The 'Saaj' is designed in all over Maharashtra but the Kolhapuri Saaj is famous.

Types Of Necklaces

Kolhapuri Saaj in MaharashtraJewellery from here has an array of 'Har' and 'Malas': "Mohanmal", 'Bormal", "Chaplahar", "Kolhapuri" "Saaj", "Pohehar", "Putlihar" to name a few. The peculiar shapes of these necklaces had given them their names. "Thushi", a choker with closely bound tiny gold beads, is very popular in Kolhapur.

"Patlya" (two broad bangles), "Bangdya" (four simple bangles) and "Tode" (two finely carved thick bangles) are the typical jewellery on the hands of women from this western state. The Maharashtrians too are fond of pearls. "Chinchpeti" ('choker'), "Tanmani" (short necklace) and "Nath" (nose ring) are a combination of pearls and red and white stones. The Bajuband (the amulet) is also a favorite. Flower-shaped earrings are a clear preference with the people here.



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