Rooted in Festivals, Myth and Verse

Imagine if you are an ancient jewellery designer.  Like all creative folks, you take inspiration from nature– from things that surround you.  You live close to land and water so you draw from flowers, fruits, trees, birds, animals and sea animals. The question is: which flora or fauna do you pick? For all kinds [...]

The Makara Motif: why is it so important in jewellery?

The image on top is a vajra flaying knife from 15th century Tibet. The vajra comes out of the mouth of a makara.  An object of beauty for that darkest of purposes: to kill The cap of the pendant takes the form of [...]

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