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Article: Heritage Revival Jewellery

Heritage Revival Jewellery

Heritage Revival Jewellery

India is synonymous with diversity. The way of life, customs, traditions, beliefs, geography vary widely. Since ancient times, the design and choice of material of different pieces of jewellery was synonymous with a region and its identity. Social and economic standing in society further determined the nature of jewellery worn by people. People used to travel frequently across the country for trade and commerce, carrying traditions of clothing styles and jewellery with them. While gold was favoured by southern India, the north upwards of Madhya Pradesh, had a preference for silver.

Jewellery was thus an indispensable part of one’s attire and identity. Earrings in particular, proved to be an economical investment, since they were the most prominently visible. The design, shape, sizes, metals used for earrings vary widely across India. In today’s fast-paced world, we have become global citizens. People move away from ancestral homes. Often, convenience and practicality take precedence in our choices.

From fast food to fast fashion, warehouses have a standardised solution for all our needs. Yet, the pride for one’s culture and heritage is constant in the heart. In an attempt to preserve India’s rich cultural heritage, House of Aadyaa has recreated heirloom earrings in Silver.

The Dejoor from Kashmir


The Dejoor are traditional bridal earrings from Kashmir. A symbol of marital prosperity, they are worn by brides on their wedding day. The traditional Dejoor is made in gold. At House of Aadyaa, we recreate the iconic design in silver to make it a more versatile addition to the daily wardrobe. 

The Pupat from Kutch                


The Pupat is a traditional earring design from Kutch, Gujarat. Made in silver, these earrings are worn by married women as a symbol of their marital status. At House of Aadyaa, we recreate this design in silver - light-weight and elegant.

 The Kurak from Barmer


The Kurak earrings from Barmer trace their roots to present-day Pakistan. These earrings were traditionally gifted to new brides, after their wedding. In the recent times, they have become a rare sight in the markets of Barmer. At House of Aadyaa we bring them back in pure silver, ready to become a part of the modern day wardrobe.

 The Ognia from Jaisalmer


Easily recognisable from its Peepal-leaf inspired shape, the Ognia is a minimalist silver earring native to Jaisalmer. It is customary to wear at least two to three ognias in the ears at a time. At House of Aadyaa, we recreate the Ognia is a variety of classic design, all ready to be worn individually or as pairs.

The Alicath from Thrissur


Originating from the Malabar Coast, the Alicath is traditionally made in gold. Easily identifiable from the crescent shape, Alicaths can be traced back to the Mesopotamia and has Iranian origins.The movable loop of the Alicath is its signature identity. At House of Aadyaa, we recreate the
Alicath in silver, perfect to become a wardrobe essential for you.

 

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