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Article: The Aadyaa Saaj

The Aadyaa Saaj

The Aadyaa Saaj

In the vibrant tapestry of Indian jewellery, the Saaj necklace stands out as a masterpiece of intricate craftsmanship and rich cultural heritage. The design comes from Karnataka, and predominantly seen in Kolhapur in Maharashtra as well. It was customary to wear the Saaj on important days such as festivals and weddings. Brides adorned themselves with this exquisite necklace as a symbol of the journey into married life. Taking inspiration from history, tradition and culture, we at House of Aadyaa were keen to bring back this design.

The Aadyaa Saaj revives the iconic design in pure silver. Each element of the necklace holds deep symbolic meaning, reflecting the wearer's faith, values, and aspirations. The beautiful necklace features 44 signature motifs/charms. Right at the center, we have the Taali motif. To the left, you will see the Vadga or Dhanyapatra and the Zaari or the Jalpatra. Both these motifs are symbols of prosperity and abundance. Motifs of indigenous fruits and vegetables are another cultural nod to Maharashtra. The Saaj also includes auspicious motifs like the Tulsi Vrindavan and the Tait which is supposed to ward off evil.

         

The idea behind the Aadyaa Saaj took 17 months to materialise. We made sure that every detail was made to perfection. The Saaj is available in different finishes like pure silver, oxidised silver, gold plated, to pair with different looks. It is a reflection of rich symbolism while being a comfortable and light-weight accessory. Suitable to pair with your regular wardrobe or a grand traditional attire, the Saaj is your connection with the glorious culture of Maharashtra. Each piece is carefully handcrafted, using traditional techniques passed down through generations.

 

 

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