Gold and silver, the quintessential metals of Indian jewelry, are worked in various techniques including granulation, filigree, thewa work (a fused appliqué process) and kundan (an inlay process). In the Museum’s collection is a gold ankle bracelet, probably made in Central India, adorned with tight rows of large and small gold beads. The original would have created a lively, jangling sound as the wearer moved. We have adapted the clustered beads from the original anklet for our lustrous Indian Bead Cluster Earrings.
22K gold overlay. Matte finish. Pierced, with gold-filled wires. 1 1/2''L.