Indian meenakari necklace (blue elephant)

    SKU: cmcn460060

    £70.00 Members' price *


    This pendant necklace is hand-crafted in Jaipur, India, and showcases the Indian art of meenakari.

    Meenakari is the art of decorating metal by enamelling it with brilliant colours in intricate designs. The art was introduced to India by the Mughals, when Raja Man Singh of Amber brought meenakari to Rajasthan at the turn of the 16th century. He brought skilled craftsmen from the Mughal palace at Lahore and established them in Jaipur, which became the centre of meenakari. Traditional Mughal colours like blue, green and white dominate the art of meenakari, as shown here.

    This unique piece forms part of an exclusive British Museum collection of meenakari jewellery, with matching earrings and bangles also available.


    Product code: cmcn460060
    World culture: India
    Details: Handmade in India
    Material: Silver with enamelling
    Size: 18 inch chain, 4cm x 4cm pendant
    Weight: 0.015kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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