Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Choti Jada Billai Bridal Ornaments

Jada billa also known as Choti is long ornament worn along the length of the braid. Nowadays false hair is used along which comes attached with the jada jewellery.

Ethnic choti with gold plating and colored stone are worn along with kunjalam or parandi.


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This hair jewellery jadai billai is used in Bharatanatyam & Kuchipudi dances. It is also suitable for Indian bridle or party wear.

Temple jewellery jadai billai is popular in South India. The jewellery is also decorations with flowers and petals. Wealthy Indians add gold jada billa set as part of the wedding trousseau.

Jada Billai


 In the Northern part of  India, semi precious stones are used. For hair that is not of a reasonable length consider hair extensions to get the desired length.


Gold jada or gold choti in antique dull finish nagas work. The bridal long heavy gold jada is a very traditional South Indian ornament worn by royalty or wealthy merchants. 

Hair Chotta - available at Vadaamalar.com - Billai

The Jadanagam of South India, or, literally, the hair-serpent, is worn by brides to decorate braided hair. The rakkadi at the back of the head in the shape of the sun, symbolic of brilliance and power, is followed by the crescent moon, evocative of calm and peace.

This bridal jewel was also adopted by Devadasis, or temple dancers, who considered themselves the brides of the temple deity. This tradition has continued to this day when we see Bharat Natyam dancers wearing the Jadanagam or, where it is not available, a substitute woven out of flowers. 

Kunjalam, Hair hair Paranda, Jada bailla, Choti - available at Vadaamalar.com - Billai

Monday, December 8, 2014

Maang Tikka Chutti Hair Jewellery

Maang Tikka Chutti Hair Jewellery

Royalty and Goddess in Hindu sculptors are shown wearing elaborate hair jewellery.  Today’s bride wears an equally astounding design of ornaments on the hair and braid.  Classical dancers of Bharatanatyam Kuchipudi & Kathak also wear unique headpieces.

Indian brides prior to wedding ceremony, decorates her forehead (maang) with an maang tika, eagerly awaiting the auspicious time when her husband will grace herself by applying the venerable sindoor on her forehead.

Chutti or Maang Tikka
Placed in the centre of the bride’s forehead, the bindi is the only accessory that heightens all of the brides features and draws instant attention to her face.

The Maang-Tikka, like the jhoomar jewellery, is meant for the forehead and extends into the hairline. The main beauty of the Maang- Tikka lies in the pendant that extends to the middle of the forehead.
In the North of India The Maang Tikka is a part of the 16 adornments (the solah sringar) worn by the Indian bride.

3 Step Chutti
Single Tikka
Kemp Stone Nethi Cutti

Thalaisaman / Matha Patti

Thalaisaman is a combination of Maang tikka with necklace kind of jewellery along the forehead.
A matha patti is traditional Indian head jewellery. It is a hair ornament with 1 central chain (tikka) and 1 or more chains that flow along the hair line, to form one jewellery piece.

White and Green Stones Tikka Set

Bridal Mang tika with white and red stones

temple jewellery maang tikka with sun and moon

It’s an integral part of the Indian culture in all corners of India and wearing it is a mark of beauty, especially at weddings.

Rajasthani maang tika is a spherical shaped ornament.  It is rarely worn occasionally however it symbolizes  the rich Indian heritage.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ageless Jhumka Earrings

 Ageless Jhumka Ear Ornaments

Jhumkas or chandelier earrings are the Indian traditional earrings popular across the globe for their ethnic charm. Jhumki is one ear ornament which never goes out of fashion.

Vintage, traditional yet gorgeously trendy, the stunning Jhumkas rule all the way.  Since time immemorial wearing earrings or jhumkas have been a much adored style statement.

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Every region has a distinct design of earrings and jhumkis.It is believed that ear piercing stimulate the nerve points and act as acupressure check points.

Be it the Royal Rajstani ear dangles or the ear buttalu or South Indian Jimiki or Bollywood chandelier jhumkas they make the perfect style statement.

In South India the it is traditional for the bride to wear Jhumki with mattal or ear extensions.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

India Anklets - Payal Ankle Jewellery

 The Payal or Kolusu or Pajeb or anklets have been worn from time immemorial and are shown in the sculptures of ancient temples.

Little silver payal is typically the first piece of jewelry that the family gifts to baby girls. The anklets are put so that when they walk around, the parents can keep track of where they are.

Payals are considered to be auspicious for women in South Asia. Apart from their aesthetic value the basic motive of the anklet is to draw attention to the wearers legs and feet.

Anklets come in varying shapes and sizes in present times. From the traditional and rather delicate silver and gold chains, they have developed into beautiful threaded and beaded versions in wood, crystals, semi-precious stones and seashells.

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For heightened impact, fashionistas go in for the anklet and toe-ring sets.

Fashion savvy youngsters all over the world have devised the trend of wearing anklet in one leg. They consider this trend ultra cool.

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Available at www.vadaamalar.com/Anklets