Tuesday, 10 May 2016

The Jewel Collab

That little part of you that always wants to go audaciously bold but is hesitant  till the last minute—it’s time to throw  away that inhibition and try something daring. Came along a collaboration that I’ve desired for quite long now. Ever since I met the lady during one of our Craft Council exhibitions I’ve been meaning to do this collaboration with the amazeballs brand “Rabbit Out of The Hat”. 

A little about the brand I’d want you to understand and why I adore it is the fact that Sankeerthi  purchases old and vintage jewellery - both full and complete pieces, and elements - from itinerant traders from different parts of the world, who have been part of the jewellery scene for centuries, and help avoid old jewellery being melted down. These pieces, which are a part of our jewellery history, are offered to clients who cherish our ethnic jewellery tradition while supporting small traders. This also contributes to the market demand for hand-crafted jewellery, and will help nurture our silversmiths. 

Ethnic jewelry has a profound significance that goes far beyond adornment. It is a metaphor for language, ritual, art, beliefs, and ideas. It is a reflection of a culture; it is movable wealth and insurance; it is part of innumerable rituals. Most of our traditional jewellery designs have been developed over centuries, in the hands of skilled craftsmen. In the last many decades, however, with the production of inexpensive, machine-made jewellery, there has been a decline in hand-crafted jewellery. Over the years, old jewels have ended up in the melting pot, taking with them information about the communities and clients they were made for, the techniques that went into making them and the creativity of the artisans that made them.

If I had to conclude by describing the kind of women who had want to adorn the ROTH jewellery –Well, She is cool, independent and radiates an aura of strength. She is trendy but her style is her own. She is intelligent, unpretentious and connected to her roots.

Coming back to my blogpost, we shot the look in my balcony and mind you this is the first time I’m ever shooting in Hyderabad It was truly a day for artful mixology: Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout the collection that I’ve amalgamated with my own wardrobe.

For my first look, I’ve paired my Stalk Buy Love Dress with the earrings along with nose studs worn on my ear, finishing the look with my rope sandals that absolutely are a love at first sight.

For the second look ,Sourav decided to go all out and inspired from the roman drapes he draped over the Mekhela chador and drew vines all over with Chandan inspired by Bengali Alpona motifs.  
The Mekhela chador (Assamese: মেখেলা চাদৰ) is the traditional Assamese dress worn by women. There are two main pieces of cloth that are draped around the body. The bottom portion, draped from the waist downwards is called the mekhela . It is in the form of a sarong—very wide cylinder of cloth—that is folded into pleats to fit around the waist and tucked in. I paired the Nizami neckpiece with this look.

As for the last look, I’m wearing a single Ikat Sambhalpuri sari from Utkalika, the nose being the juncture of all the focus ,as I add the septum rings along with rings on either side of my nose. The look has been incorporated from the traditional ladies of the Tamilian royal household(at least that is what I found  during my research,             please feel free to correct me).What I thought would make for an interesting read follows on below, as one of my readers told me the look doesn’t really look good on me.I wanted to emote the exact style of the ladies which you can get a better understanding by reading the content I’m sharing below.
It was widely believed and thought that the nose is exclusively for sensual smell and breathing only. But in a well-established practices, this theory manipulates, that it connects with emotional, sexual and romantic propositions too! That's what the decorative ornaments and jewels to the Nose apparently causes - not only beautifying but also significantly adds value to the marital life as well! No doubt, it is very very attractive and can accentuate the facial uplift of women, because the nose is the most prominent and overall it adds value to the face by its natural positioning. Think of a person without a nose! Yes, even Leonardo Da Vinci noted and commented that the nose, among the whole face, sets the part of a person's Character. The occultists belief strengthen it, being the 'seat' of the sixth sense, or the focal point that emits brainwave, is located just above the upper end of one's nose! Unless a convincing reply is given, a girl from Bangalore vowed not to pierce or wear a nose ring for a life time! In males, it is believed to be an affinity between the nose and the virile member, and from ancient times, it was thought that a large nose was a sign of a large male sexual organ. Similarly, a woman with a little nose is believed to have a small sexual apparatus or the desire to have/indulge in sexual pleasure is minimal. In a parallel custom, in a number of north European countries, and in England under the law of Canute (1035 AD), the punishment for adultery for both men and women was amputation of the nose, not only to cause disfigurement and loss of physical attractiveness, but also to symbolize punishment for the offending genitals. In India, the deflowering of a virgin is symbolically referred to as the removal of the "Mookuthi" known as 'nath' in the northern part of India or nose ornament.
There is no consistency in the wearing of nose stud or ring. In some region, it is worn on the left wing of the nose and in some region it is on the right. For example, a bride from Maharashtra wears it on left. In Gujarat, it is worn on the right. The size and style of nose stud also vary from region to region. The big nose ring is only worn on the marriage day. Some communities opt for small nose rings. Nose stud or ring is used in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.
There is also a kind of septum (the dividing part between two cavities) piercing, which is equally popular as nose piercing, in Nepal and in northern parts of India including Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. This nose ring is known as ‘Bulak.’ Such piercing is also practised by in eastern India by some communities.If you had like to read in more detail I'm adding the link below SOURCE.

I apologize for scaring  you guys  here but I really wanted you to see the intricate karigiri on the nose and septum rings. So much for this post I’ll be writing soon. Hope you are doing real good ladies ,also It’s Body positive week so feel free to share your experience on my page.I love talking to you guys.
Yours truly,