Chandi Tarakashi Jewelry or Silver Filligree Jewelry of Orissa, India is very famous. This highly skilled form of jewelry making is done in Cuttack and Bhuvaneshwar since more than 500 years. Designs are mostly inspired from nature like animals, birds, flowers etc.
Making of Tarakashi Jewelry
|Tarakashi Pendant Set|
|Tarakashi Vermillion Box|
In Orissa every bridal trousseau includes a Tarakashi vermillion (sindoor) box,waist belt,anklets and toe ring.
|Tarakashi Jewellery in Odissi Dance|
Tahiya - Crown with a bun pin
Mathami -Matha Patti
Kaan Jhumkas -Bell shaped earrings usually in peacock design
Padaka-tilaka -Long Necklace
Bahichudi or Bajuband-Armlet
Mekhalaa- Waist Belt
Ghungroo- Bell Anklets
Besides jewelry, many other home decoration pieces,utensils such as plates,bowls,trays etc. and jewellery boxes are also made in Tarakashi.
|Decorative Tarakashi Showpiece|
|Tarakashi Jewellery Box|
Handbags and Purses are also made from silver metal filigree.
|Tarakashi Purse Handbag|
Even the huge backdrops of deities in temples and "Pandals" during "Durga Puja" festival is decorated with Tarakashi art form.