Sunday, 9 August 2015

Rajputi jewellery and dresses: 'Moriya' or peacock style jewellery and prints

'Moriya' (hindi term for peacock') print on chiffon poshaaks as well as 'moriya' style jewellery is very popular among Rajput women.

The peacock is the national bird of India and has always been associated with Rajasthani culture and has inspired artists from times immemorial. Many popular folk songs are about peacocks such as 'moriya aacho bolyo re dhalti raat maan', 'Mor bolyo re aabu re pahdaan main'.

Rajputi jewellery has been modeled to depict peacocks. Earrings, aads, necklaces, bangles, rings and even anklets and toe rings depict peacok motifs. Such style of jewellery is known as 'moriya' style jewellery.

'Moriya' style aad
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Moriya style earrings
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Moriya style kada
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Moriya print on a Poshaak

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