Author: M L Nigam
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 1840560290
Lavishly illustrated in color, it examines the jewelry and the ethos in which it was used, down the ages from the earliest examples found in Mohenjodaro.
The romance and glamour of Indian jewelry is unending. Both men and women of the subcontinent decked themselves in jewelry. The earliest records are finds in the Indus valley and references in the earliest writings that have come down to us.
The art and technology of jewelry making is examined in some detail as are the ornaments themselves. Even the use of semi-precious stones like jadeite, carnelian, jasper, steatite, quartz, agate, onyx and black chert are studied. With the changing times, fashions in bodily adornment changed and this book takes a historical over-view of the changing context with apt illustrations in stunning color.