Ludiya village of the Meghwal tribe of the Kutch, Meghwal women always wear colorful embroideries as well as heavy jewellery made of gold and silver
L'art de l'accumulation
Gadaba woman, Orissa, India. From Or l'Inde Inexplorée, 1953
A rare Mughal gem-set gold spoon, India, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's
Indian Bride - Karen Yee
16th century ring from France
Reflecting the colorful Rajasthani culture, Rajasthani clothes have a lot of mirror-work and embroidery. A Rajasthani traditional dress for females comprises an ankle length skirt and a short top, also known as a lehenga or a chaniya choli. A piece of cloth is used to cover the head, both for protection from heat and maintenance of modesty. Rajasthani dresses are usually designed in bright colours like blue, yellow and orange.
An Indian Gem-Set Gilt-Metal Casket with bird-head finial, India, 19th Century.