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Meenakari Jewellery- A Traditional Art Of Rajasthan

Jewellery tradition in India is very fascinating and royal. The saying old is gold is real; As the new styles are introducing the charm of traditional Rajasthani style is increasing. When talking about the old royal Rajasthani style of work, Meenakari cannot be forgotten. Meenakari is an age-old art form of decorating metal with colored enamel. Every step of this art starting from evolution to crafting has a beautiful journey which will surely surprise any art lover.

The arrival was historic…

Origin of Meenakari is from Persia. When the Mughals ruled in India, there were many new things they introduced and one of them was Meenakari. Initially, when Mughals were constructing their palaces, their craftsman used this art for embellishing. Later, Raja Man Singh of Amber who was a true art lover brought the skilled artisans from Lahore and made them create this art in his city. And this was how Meenakari rooted in Rajasthan.

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Fascinating process of enameling…

It is one of the most complex crafts and the process remains the same as it was 500 years ago. Even today the same procedure is followed which makes it exclusive rarest craft. Firstly the design is engraved by the ‘gharias’ by making a depression on the metal surface. After that, the enamellers apply the colors to the engraved design through brush.

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The base coloring is white or pink enamel, as this is applied to all the artifacts or jewellery and later different colors are painted according to need. The color appears very bright and beautiful because after coloring the artifacts are heated. The heated object is finally polished and cleaned. The heating is done by hand burners with intense care.

How Meenakari Jewellery becomes a booming trend…

Initially, Meenakari Jewellery was seen only on the walls of palaces, but later it moved to almost every lifestyle things. After walls, it started with jewelry. Queens of the royal family used to wear this jewellery. After jewelry, this art was introduced to furniture and décor artifacts.

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Meenakari jewelry becomes a trendsetter, because of its versatility. As this style of jewelry goes well with the both traditional and western outfit. The pretty colors used in Meenakari Jewellery are very attractive and that is why women loved them. Nowadays this style of jewellery is swapping the bridal look as they are easy and pretty to carry.

Main hubs of Meenakari jewellery…

The main hub of Meenakari jewelry is Jaipur, Udaipur, Amber, but you can find it in Lucknow also. The johri bazar, Chandni Chowk of Jaipur are the main places where you will find authentic and traditional Meenakari Jewellery. And if not able to visit that place then you can try finding it online also from a verified website who deals in authentic Rajasthani Handicrafts.

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