Barinder Saluja, Chandigarh ,Aug 19 : Art Karat, a name synonymous with gorgeous silver jewellery and exceptional kundan craftsmanship, presents its latest collection “PAHELI’. The collection drives its name from the famous bollywood movie which inspired designer Asha Kamal Modi to recreate a range showcasing the folk jewellery of Rajasthan, known especially for the silver ornaments worn by most rural communities. It’s a magical combination of the different types of workmanships that originated there including kundan, meenakari and thewa with a contemporary twist.
This compilation, worn – displayed & ramped by Chandigarh based model Harman, depicts the rich heritage of the princely state and includes a range of traditional Rajasthani ornaments such as Rakhdi (head ornament), Tussi (necklace). Baju Bandh (armlet), Adah (necklace worn by Raiputs), Gokhrus (bracelets) and Pajebs (anklets). More than 800 designs have been created for this collection.
The Art Karat collection was introduced at a time when the, concept of semi -precious designer jewellery was unheard in India, when gold was the only metal considered worthy of wearing as an ornament and jewellery was worn, More for its social interpretation status rather than its capacity to adorn. All that has changed, Art Karat jewellery is made in the base metal silver with gold vermeil studded with precious and semi-precious- authentic gemstones. Each piece is handicrafted by some of India’s finest craftsmen, many of whom have won awards for their talent. The Art Karat jewellery collection boasts of a wide variety of both classic and contemporary designs, to adorn a woman from head to toe, we strive to create jewelry for all occasion. The collection derives its inspiration from many sources among them are the temples of khajuraho, the kingdoms of Rajasthan, the Mughals and the everlasting era of Indian cinema.
The collection has been showcased in more than 10 Bollywood Blockbusters including Devdas, Monsoon Wedding, Kamasutra, Zubeida and recently released
‘Yatra’ of Rekha.