Ornaments from Manipur are mainly made of gold or gold plated. They also make Jewellery using shells, animal claws, teeth and precious and semi-precious stones. Kiyam Liphang, Khoi Mahum, Charik, Khudop, Ngangoi Pareng.FIND TREASURE
Aborigine of Nagaland, men and women alike wear a wide range of adornments, including bronze and brass armlets and anklets, necklace made of shells, bones, glass beads and precious stones, dyed animal hair earring, horns.FIND TREASURE
Sikkim got its name from two Limbu words: Su is “new” and Khyim means “palace” or “house”. Considered to be the only brother to the seven North-Eastern states, Sikkim is inhabited by three major ethnicities – the Nepalese, the Bhutias and the Lepchas.FIND TREASURE
Silver Jewellery is typically handmade by dexterous artisans from Assam. The designs are mostly influenced by nature, musical instruments and other things of day to day life.FIND TREASURE
Jewellery making is a cottage industry in Arunachal Pradesh. Jewelleries are made and embellished with stone and glass beads, wild seeds, coloured bird feathers and green wings of beetles.FIND TREASURE
The Mizo jewelleries are usually made of shells, bones and semi-precious stones. The traditional jewelleries of the Mizo people are the Thihus which is a necklace made with big amber beads.FIND TREASURE
Traditional Assamese Jewellery designs and motifs are inspired by nature like flora, fauna, musical instruments and other things of day to day life. They are skilfully designed by specialised hands. They are either made of pure gold or gold foils used over silver frame or silver jewellery which is gold plated. In all the three forms, stonework or meenakari is used.
The traditional ornaments of Assam are manufactured in Jorhat, Nagaon and Barpeta. Jewellery from Jorhat and Nagaon are predominantly stone studded whereas the jewellery from Barpeta has intricate gold design with meena work.
One of the indegenious designs is the Thokasona which is a unique motif from Barpeta and is inspired by a female goat’s udder.