Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Square Wool Scarf Winter Fashion Accessory

Square Wool Scarf Winter Fashion Accessory
Winter is seems to be a pleasant time for hot country like India. Winter fashion in India is different from those western cold countries as well. In this cold season people cover their body with warm clothes & other wool accessories. But those days are gone when people used to wear woolen clothes just to warm their bodies. Today people wear fashionable winter clothes & other fashion accessories during this season. Most of people uses shawls, scarves, fashion ponchos & neck scarves or mufflers during this season of cold winds. While most of the girls & ladies are seen wearing a square wool scarf around their neck. Winter fashion Accessories like square scarf are used around the wold as winter accessories as well as a fashion accessory these days.

Wool square scarf has double qualities; elegance and comfort. Popularly known as jamawar in India, these are hand-woven scarves in wool of very high quality, keeping your body warm, yet never giving that itch feeling that we commonly experience with woolen clothes. Jacquard weaving in jamawar is very classic, something that was initially popularized by the French in 17th and 18th century, when they started to have shawls made in India according to their designs. Wear these long rectangular scarves to your office as a regular business or formal wear. They have subdued elegance. Others will silently admire your taste.

Square Wool Scarf

In jamawar square scarf, the design is woven into the very fabric of the cloth. This is done by replacing the shuttle used in ordinary weaving and a series of small, eyeless wooden bobbins known in Kashmiri as Kani, each filled with colored yarn. The work is achieved by two or three weavers seated on a loom. The jacquard designs used by scarf manufacturers in Europe had profound influence on Kashmirs own Kani design. Thus the cone entered the final phase of development as an abstraction, a scroll, often less a unit on its own than part of an overall complexity of pattern. The marriage of jacquard designs and kani technique was often not aesthetically successful, and in the scarf of the industry's great period, the exuberance of the Sikh period design often degenerated into coarseness, even vulgarity. This general decline of artistic standards, however, did not preclude the production of particular exquisite pieces, and certainly implied no lowering of the standard of an infinitely painstaking craftsmanship.

Wool Scarves

Monday, November 07, 2011

Fashion Tips - How to Tie a Scarf ?

Eternally fashionable, scarves are the most versatile accessory for women. The available variety of fabrics, shapes and sizes make the scarf ideal for all seasons and occasions. These scarves offer the perfect way to add a touch of elegance and charm to your attire – formal or informal.

Fashion Tips - How to Tie a Scarf ?

A scarf tied with aplomb adds style and warmth to your winter wardrobe. A scarf, in its basic sense, works because it surrounds and protects your neck and keeps cold drafts of air from spiraling down your collar, leaving you susceptible to catching a chill. Here are some popular ways to wear shawls and scarves. People also wear them over the head, around the waist, to carry babies, and in many other creative and unique ways.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fashion Jewelry Gemstone Necklace

Fashion Jewelry Gemstone Necklace
Fashion jewelry like gemstone necklace is made from naturally occurring crystalline form of a mineral, which is desirable for its beauty, valuable in its rarity and durable enough to be enjoyed for generations. There are more than 30 popular gems varieties and many rare collector gemstones. Intricately designed necklaces and jewelry sets in a rich profusion of colors, to match any apparel and any occasion flawlessly finished beads set in elaborate designs to enhance the feminine beauty. Gemstones are considered the repositories of cosmic rays and in India they are used to treat illness, enhance one’s fortunes and ward off evil effects. They are believed to restore the equilibrium in the human beings. Silver or Gold gemstone necklaces in a whirl of colors are attractive bargains, which can be worn on all occasions they could, depending on the astrological configuration you were born, also contribute to happy and healthy living. Choose from the many splendid stone, which have timeless fascination and possess deep powers of healing.
Ethnic Gemstone Necklace Coral Turquoise

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Handmade Paper Mache Gift Boxes

Handmade Paper Mache Gift Boxes
Handmade paper mache gift boxes make ideal presents for any occasion. Quality workmanship of Kashmiri craftsmen can be seen in the richly textured paintings. The designs used in paper mache naqashi are very intricate and their application requires a great deal of skill and accuracy. The patterns are painted free hand. The naqash draws from the reservoir of patterns and motifs in his memory. The chosen design is first outlined in a light color and the spaces outlining flower or the other forms which are to be filled with color are initially painted white. After this, flower, birds and other motifs are painted. Paper Mache products for gifts and decoration, handmade by craftsmen of Kashmir in India. Order these beautiful and unique Christmas decorations in bulk, in time for the holiday season. The creation of a papier-mache object can be divided into two distinct categories, the Sakhtsazi (making the object) and the Naqashi (painting the surface). The form is molded using a base shape.
Paper Mache Gift Box
This form is made of the pulp of paper, cloth, rice straw and copper sulphate pulp. The form is then coated with gypsum and glue, followed by thin tissue paper. On drying they are rubbed, smoothened and burnished. The form is then given the base color. The colors for painting designs on the surface are obtained by grinding and soaking various vegetable mineral dyes in pigment or stone form. The object is then sandpapered and burnished, and finally painted with several coats of a varnish made of linseed oil and pine resin. Papier mache, has become a sophisticated art, with even more attractive results, by using real gold and silver paint and intricate decorations. The final product is a beautiful art work that cannot be called a creation of one artist. It travels many pairs of talented hands before reaching a table or a mantel. The Mughals and the Europeans were the great admirers of this craft.
Kashmiri Paper Mache Gift Box

Friday, September 30, 2011

Bangle Bracelets, Cuff Bracelet, Indian Wrist Jewelry

Bangle Bracelets, Cuff Bracelet, Indian Wrist Jewelry
Bracelets have great romantic and amorous connotation. A simple bracelet is slipped on to the wrist by mere pressure, occasionally over a thin coating of oil applied to the hand. Some bracelets have a gap between the two ends from where these are slipped on to the wrist from its side. In most cases, the single tier bracelet, when hollow, is adorned with repousse work motifs, and when solid, with engraving.
Cuff Bracelet
  In two tiered bracelets, the outer rim is usually adorned with additional lobes, pendants, and jingle bells. The more handsome variety usually comprise of a prominent pendant attached to a circular ring which in turn may have further smaller pendants or other decorative elements affixed to the outer rim. Often the screw of the pin that locks the bracelet is itself a highly decorative element, not distinguishable as a separate part, but an integral component of the design.
Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fashion Jewelry Set in Sterling Silver & Gemstones

Jewelry Set in sterling silver and gemstone. The sheer variety of earrings, rings bracelets & necklaces in India is matchless. Each part of the of jewelry set has its own importance & romantic representation. A ring as token of love, a bracelet as bound of love & friendship, earring enhances the beauty of the wearer's face & the most important thing necklace show the pure bound of love & grace around the neck.

Fashion Jewelry Set in Sterling Silver & Gemstones

Silver Jewelery Set

'Earrings'- Most ear ornaments are virtually bunches (jhumka) of fruits and flowers. Some are even known as karan phool , i.e.' Ear flowers'. Often they are so heavy that the ear-lobe dilates to the extent that long-hanging earrings that touch shoulders.

'Necklaces'- Elegant silver handmade necklaces. All pieces are unique, handmade silver jewelry necklaces in sterling silver and semi-precious gemstone beads and pearls. These necklaces, both elegant and ethnic, are appraised by everyone.

'Pendent'- Beautiful, elegant, eye-capturing silver casting jewelry of India with new designs and new fashion for your chains to decorate your neck.

'Bracelets'- Make your wrist look slim and elegant with silver bracelets. Silver bracelet with precious or semi precious stones of India.

'Rings'- Decorate your fingers with silver rings, sterling silver rings, silver wrap around bands ladies silver ring, gent's silver ring, silver rings for your valentines, friends and relatives.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Handmade Gem Beads Semi Precious Gemstone Jewelry

Handmade Gem Beads Semi Precious Gemstone Jewelry
Handmade gem beads or semi precious gemstone jewelry pieces have a classic look that adds something extra to your unique fashion. It can change an entire outfit by transforming something dull into something noticeable and vibrant. Gem stone pieces are worn by both women and men. Anything from stud earrings to an engagement ring or wedding band can be set with these stones.

Beauty aids, creams and cosmetics were made from a paste of stones. They were used to paint the eyes, mouth and face. Malachite, Egypt's favorite stone, was used by the high priestesses as a cosmetic for their eyes and hair. Also the ruby was used to redden the mouth or face. The deep blue of the lapis was used on eyelids.
The beauty of precious stones is incomparable - which is why they are so prized in jewelry. Since the beginning of time on this planet, stones have been used to enhance and adorn the body, the clothes and the environment. In many cultures, the stone cutters (the lapidaries) were knowledgeable about the hidden and mystical properties of stones.

Gem Beads Bracelet
Designer Gem Beads, Semi Precious stones and gems of great beauty are used in the crowns of kings, queens, and religious leaders for the same purpose of charging them as a battery. These leaders were believed to be symbols of divinity on earth. The Tibetan Buddhist believes in five sacred stones: the crystal for light; the turquoise for infinity of sea and sky; the coral for life and form; gold for the golden ray of the sun; and silver for the light of the moon. Amber and the carnelian are often used in their jewelry or charm boxes. The American Indian also has great reverence for these stones. The turquoise is worn for protection and is believed to hold the atmosphere of the world. The coral is worn for life and blood force. It is amazing to me that these two cultures (the Tibetan and the American Indian), which are located so far from each other, have so many of the same customs. They both respect and love the earth. They are connected to the magic and power of everything that is alive, knowing that everything has a soul and a vibration. They believe and trust that the elements in nature are our ancestors, and that they should be consulted for advice.
Unique Carnelian Necklaces Jewelry

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Handmade Designer Sarees of South India

Illkal Saris of Karnataka
South India is famous for its beautiful silk and its unique techniques of making magnificent sarees. The illkal saris of Karnataka, the indigo is used for dyeing purposes. Gadwal and Wanaparti in Andhra Pradesh produce saris of thick cotton with a contrasting silk border and pallu worked in gold.
Hand Woven Ilkal Sarees
In Tamil Nadu, the cotton sari patterns closely resemble the silk ones. The important centres are Kanjeevaram, Salem, Pudukottai and Madurai. Coimbatore has its own style of cotton saris which are less expensive and which resemble the Chanderi patterns. Nowadays, cotton saris woven with the traditional silk patterns, called kalakshezra, are widely popular. Kerala has started weaving cotton saris lately. Its specialty isthe karalkudi saris of unbleached cotton with rich broad gold borders and pallus.

Handmade Designer Sarees of South India

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Gypsy Skirt Jupe Cotton Wrap Summer Clothes

Girls' skirt in hand-loom woven cotton fabric is especially suitable for women in late twenties and beyond. Hand-block prints in Indian motifs make them attractive casual apparel. Drawstring at waist adds to their casual look and feel. Urban women in India in the age group twenty five to fifty prefer to wear these skirts in spring and summer. Long cotton skirts have airy feel in summer.
Gypsy Skirt Jupe Cotton Wrap Summer Clothes
Early Indian literature, speaks of the bhairnivasni, a skirt like garment, which evolved from the antariya, a simple tube shaped garment. This was stitched on one side, gathered and held at the waist by a girdle. Women wore it as a lower garment. It later evolved into a skirt with a drawstring called the ghaghri. The ghaghri was a narrow skirt, made from five and a half meters of fabric, the same length as the original antariya. The skirt in India is known by many different names, depending on the regional style, the most popular, by far, being the ghaghra.It was the flare that made the ghaghra such a sumptuous garment and one so captivating that it was celebrated both in poetry and art. The ghaghra is really a long skirt, which has the construction of a simple gathered skirt or a flared gored skirt. It covers the legs fully or partially, depending on the norms of propriety among different ethnic groups, although a long ghaghra usually relates to more.
Long Skirt

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pearl Necklace Healing Beads Gemstone Jewelry

Pearl Necklace Healing Beads Gemstone Jewelry
The necklace is beautiful, natural pearls with a homemade look I love. Highly recommend the products and service. Nothing but positive things to say.
Pink Pearl Necklace

Indian sterling silver necklace, gemstone necklace, pearl necklace, and other forms of fashion Jewelry Necklace. are handcrafted by the traditional artisans of Jaipur in Rajasthan.
Pearl Necklace
The Jewelry Necklace, whatever the style, chain necklace, bead necklace or choker necklace, is in unique design, often in antique reproduction style. Handmade necklace in silver and semi precious stones is inexpensive and is meant for every day wear. Buy necklace online and your order would be shipped directly from India.
White Pearl Necklace

Pearls: The quality of pearls found in different places varied. The pearls found in Paraloka (now in Kerala), were white or yellow, mixed with gravel and uneven. Pearls from Swarashtra were just the right size and of the shade of butter. The Pearls found from the river Tamarparni (Tamil Nadu) had either a coppery hue or were white and lustrous. Pearls from Parasava (persian Gulf) are brilliant, white and very heavy. The Himalayan pearls were light, broken, large, dual coated and the colour of yoghurt. The Kaubera (not identified) pearls were uneven, black or white, light, brilliant and of large size.

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Pearl Necklace

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Traditional Indian Jewelry, Terracotta Jewellery

Today, the terracotta jewellery is available in various exotic styles. It can take up various earthen colours of pink, red, rust or grey creating a rustic appeal. The fashion jewellery can be molded by hands or in moulds. Different rough and glazed finishes can be given. They can even be painted, carved or embedded with stones or beads or embossed with patterns. The finished product of different locations takes up different finishes.
Traditional Indian Jewelry, Terracotta Jewellery

Monday, May 02, 2011

Finding the Perfect Father's Day Gift

The perfect gift for father's day should be well thought out, personal and different. Adding an Indian touch to those regular presents will help increase the value of the present and the surprise felt by your father.
Kurta Pajama Father's Day Gift
The Kurta Pajama is a personal and useful choice. A traditional Indian piece of clothing, the Kurta Pajama is comfortable and can be warn on any occasion. A universally popular choice, it is made in pure cotton to help endure those warn summer days. These Kurta Pajama sets from Rajasthan and Gujarat are not only found in traditional block printing patterns, but also tie and dye, rich embroidery and intricate mirror work.
Long Sleeve Short Kurta for Men
The short kurtas are similar to the kurta pajama, only with the absence of the pajama and shorter Kurtas. A more casual pick, the Mens short sleeve Casual Cotton Shirt Kurtas, are made for comfort and endurance for the summer heat. A more affordable option, the Short Kurtas, like the Kurta pajama, come in various designs and patterns including tie and dye, block printing, rich Indian embroidery and intricate mirror work.
Men's Jewelry Cufflinks
Cufflinks- The perfect gift for all those workaholic fathers out there. Made out of sterling silver and different gemstones, these Indian handmade novelties are a well thought out and unique gift. This item is definitely going to earn you kids some browny points this year!.
Lord Ganesha Statue
Used for religious and inspirational purposes, sculptures and statues, of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, help bring about peace, serenity and a sense of inspiration and stimulus in the surrounding areas. Carved by some of the finest sculptors of India, most of these styles were introduces in the 10th and 11th century.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Indian Foot Jewellery Anklets - Birthday Present Ideas

Indian Foot Jewellery Anklets - Birthday Present Ideas
Indian foot jewellery anklets go well with any casual dress for women, occidental or oriental. They are particularly suited for summers when women love to wear sandals. The feet of an Indian woman are very often adorned with anklets and toe rings. Anklets are of two basic types, i.e. the stiff and the flexible. The stiff anklets are either cast or fabricated by hammering sheet metal into the requisite shape. Using the techniques of chiseling, engraving, repousse, granulation, or threading and wire work, anklets are patterned. The flexible variety employs close interlocking of separately made links tied together either by using variations of chain technique or by threading together of links. Known as Jhanjhar or Paijeb, the flexible variety is often further adorned with jingle bells. There is no better music to the years of a lover than the jingling sound arising from the steps of his beloved.
Silver Anklet Bracelets

Monday, April 04, 2011

Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver Bracelets Romantic Gifts

Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver Bracelets Romantic Gifts
A bracelet is an article of jewelry which is worn around the wrist. Bracelets made from connecting various or similar components like beads and variety of materials included metals and gemstones. The sheer variety of Jewelry set in India is matchless. Bracelets have great romantic and amorous connotation. Sterling silver bangle bracelet from India is in antique reproduction style. Sterling silver jewelry is popular for its casual smart looks and flawless finish.
Silver Gemstone Bracelet
Gemstones are considered the repositories of cosmic rays and in India are used to treat illnesses, enhance ones fortunes and ward off evil effects. Hindu cosmology considers all 9 planets as deities, with each having a special color. Check out our attractive range of sterling silver Bracelet in black stone, moonstone, garnet, amethyst, carnelian, iolite, sapphire, jade and other gems. Gemstone silver pendant in a whirl of colors are attractive bargains, which can be worn on all occasions.Light weighted handmade silver jewelry set are perfect for wearing everyday in summer. It's a great idea to gift these types of jewelry set to someone special.
Silver Bracelet

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Indian Stoles Scarf Handmade Fashion Accessory

Indian Stoles Scarf Handmade Fashion Accessory

Fashion stoles scarfs in viscose wool blend women's accessory is meant for every day casual wear. A good mix of viscose and wool fabric renders the fancy shawl Stoles some unique softness. It takes away the itching feeling that is so common with pure wool Stoles shawl scarf. Besides, the viscose content also gives it more shine and renders it the look of designer scarf. This woman scarf is light on body, yet quite warm. Women generally wear it as casual shawl wrap. Women rarely use them as very formal dress. Since these are inexpensive, women tend to buy several of them to match them with their different dresses.
Rectangular Scarf in Wool Tie Dye Print
Rectangular scarf in wool with tie dye print, is wonderfully rustic and primevally appealing. It is soft and flowing. Tie dye print, or Bandhani as called in India, makes these scarves look vibrantly colorful.
Tie n Dye Print Scarf
Square shape scarf in pure silk in are extremely soft and flowing and can go well with western as well as oriental dresses. This scarf wrap remains a favorite with women of all ages. Most of India's Handmade Scarf silk wraps come from holi city of Benaras.
Square Silk Fashion Scarf

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Brocade Silk Scarf Fashion Accessory from Banaras

Brocade Silk Scarf Fashion Accessory from Banaras
Brocade silk designer scarf are generally worn by Indian women on formal occasions. It has some extra shine coming from the metallic thread used in the fabric. The metallic thread provides some stiffness to the fabric and so many women also use these scarves as table runners.

Varanasi or Benaras, is today one of the most important silk-weaving centers. Originally it lay in the midst of a cotton-growing area and was famous for its cotton weaves. Today no other centre can compete with varanasi. It has perfected the art of weaving and there is no style of weaving, which it cannot reproduce.

The fabric of a scarf can be cotton, chiffon, georgette, silk, net or sometimes mixed too. These are integral parts of the salwar kurta, lehenga, and churidar. With cultural exposure from Europe, these scarves found their way to the western wardrobes too. A specialty of the area is the heavy gold brocade, which has an extra weft of rich gold thread running right across the warp threads, with the motifs picked up in silk thread and jewel-like colours worked in the style of meenakari, a term used for gold ename jewellery and here it is applied to woven gold brocades where the rich gold patterns are enlivened by introducing silk threads very much like richly coloured enamel designs worked in gold.
Brocade Silk Scarves
The fabric of a scarf can be cotton, chiffon, georgette, silk, net or sometimes mixed too. These are integral parts of the salwar kurta, lehenga, and churidar. With cultural exposure from Europe, these scarves found their way to the western wardrobes too

Monday, February 14, 2011

Silver Gemstone Cuff Links - Valentine Gift for Him

Silver Gemstone Cuff Links - Valentine Gift for Him
A silver cufflink (also cuff link or cuff-link) is a decorative fastener worn by men or women to fasten the two sides of the cuff on a dress shirt or blouse. Cufflinks are designed only for use with link cuffs (also known as French Cuffs), which have buttonholes on both sides but no buttons. These may be either single or double-length ("French") cuffs, and may be worn either "kissing," with the ends pinched together, or "barrel-style," with one end overlapping the other. Kissing cuffs are usually preferred It is generally worn by the city dwellers and it goes well with formal shirts. Silver is considered to possess the alchemic properties of coolness against that of heat generated by gold. In other words, silver jewelry is supposed to have a cooling effect on the wearer's metabolism, whereas those of gold are believed to heat up the body. Silver jewelry of India reflects an enormous array of techniques, patterns, motifs, as well as beliefs and practices of the micro cultural regions to which they respectively belong. Flowers and foliage, fruits and berries, birds and animals commonly found in the surroundings of each region have been instrumental in providing design inspiration to the local silversmiths.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Handmade Beaded Jewelry from India

Handmade Beaded Jewelry from India
Beaded jewellery is a craze especially among collage-going students due to their snazzy appeal and affordable prices. Various types of beads are bought to use, but authentic and traditional beads made of glass look classy. Blue beads were historically considers chief beads and held in high regard in some cultures. Brass and nickel beads come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are used for many types of jewellery. Products include earrings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, hair ties, broches and chokers and rings.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Traditional Body Jewellery Silver Ankle Bracelets

Traditional Body Jewellery Silver Ankle Bracelets
Anklet toe ring: Ankle is an ornament worn around the ankle and toe rings are small circular bands, made of metal that is worn on the toes. Worn commonly on the second toe of either feet, these tiny adorable toe rings are considered an important accessory for the married women. It forms one of the most popular fashion accessories among the Indians. The toe rings are usually adjustable type and are available in a variety of designs.
Silver Anklet Toe Ring
Anklets are also known as an ankle bracelet which are used to adorn the ankles. Anklet is a perfect piece of art. this is a fashion accessories among all age groups, especially the teenage group. The anklets come with loving embellishments, intricate carvings and other fine artistry easily done on silver. Silver anklets called pajeb or jhanjhar in India, are made by tying links in a chain. Subsequently, sonorous bells can be attached to the chain, so that the wearer can make pleasing sounds while walking.
Sterling Silver Anklets Pair
Traditionally handcrafted silver anklets are embedded with silver beads. Absolutely charming, ankle bracelets go well with any casual dress for women, occidental or oriental. They are particularly suited for summers when women love to wear sandals. The feet of an Indian woman are very often adorned with anklets. Anklets are of two basic types, i.e. the stiff and the flexible.
Stiff Anklet
 The stiff anklets are either cast or fabricated by hammering sheet metal into the requisite shape. Using the techniques of chiseling, engraving, repousse, granulation, or threading and wire work, anklets are patterned.
Silver Gemstone Ankle Bracelet
The anklets have always enhanced the dainty & feminine side with elegance. India have two types of materials used for defining the shape of anklets available in traditional and chunky designing. Such as : Sterling Silver Anklet and Stone Anklet, both are crafted by hands. It is a perfect gift and there is no better music to the ears of a lover than the jingling sound arising from the steps of his beloved.
Silver Anklets