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  • the main types of jewelry worn by the Mughals

    Posted by Emeli on July 9, 2024 at 2:59 pm

    What were the main types of jewelry worn by the Mughals?

    Pavini replied 20 hours, 54 minutes ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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    The Mughal dynasty, which ruled over a large portion of the Indian subcontinent from the 16th to 19th centuries, had a rich tradition of jewelry making and wearing. Some of the main types of jewelry worn by the Mughals included:

    1. Necklaces:

      • Guluband: A thick, ornate necklace that was a signature piece of Mughal jewelry.
      • Har: A multi-strand pearl and gemstone necklace.
      • Kanthi: A simple, thin necklace often made of gold.
    2. Earrings:

      • Kundal: Large, circular earrings that were popular among Mughal women.
      • Jhumka: Bell-shaped earrings that dangled from the ears.
      • Karnphul: Flower-shaped earrings.
    3. Headpieces:

      • Jigha: An elaborate headdress or turban ornament, often made of precious stones.
      • Sarpech: A jeweled ornament that was pinned to the turban.
    4. Arm and Hand Jewelry:

      • Bazuband: Armlets or bracelets worn above the elbow.
      • Kangan: Bracelets worn on the wrists.
      • Anguthi: Rings worn on the fingers.
    5. Other Jewelry:

      • Nose rings (Nath) and nose pins
      • Anklets (Paizeb)
      • Toe rings (Bichhiya)

    The Mughals used a wide variety of precious materials in their jewelry, including gold, silver, pearls, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and other gemstones. The designs often incorporated floral and animal motifs, reflecting the Mughal’s appreciation for nature and the natural world. Mughal jewelry was known for its intricate craftsmanship and served as a symbol of wealth, status, and cultural sophistication.

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