Cuff Kalli Silverby Jyoti Upadhyay for Kaligarh Jewelry
This embellished cuff is worn across Nepal. The design features the heads of two protective animals at the tips. Traditionally, it is worn as on each wrist or ankle, by both women and children. It is believed that the animal, usually conceived as dragons or lions, protects the wearer from illness and bad fortune. This bracelet is handcrafted using the repoussé technique – a fading art that was once the specialty of the Kathmandu Valley.
Many people have moved away from the heavy anklet, though the bracelet can still be seen in much of Nepal’s mid-hills. This striking cuff is hollow, ensuring that it is comfortable to wear. A unique piece, the Kalli Cuff is certain to draw attention.
• 958 Silver
About the Designer
Jyoti Upadhyay for Kaligarh Jewelry
Kaligarh, in Nepal, was established by Jyoti with a mission to create opportunities for craftsmen and women in the Himalayan region. As a company, they pay tribute to the art and artisans of the region, both ancient and contemporary, playing with motifs and designs inherited from generations past, re-crafting them into new forms. Through their jewelry lines, Kaligarh aims to promote the work of Himalayan artisans and help to revive fading artistic traditions The Valley of Kathmandu,has long been a hub of artistic activity It is here that Kaligarh was conceived, and today they work with craftsmen and women to bring their creations to a global audience. Each Kaligarh product is handmade by small-scale artisans in Nepal and throughout the Himalaya. The artisan is at the center of the company and by working with them on a one-to-one basis, they look to cultivate a positive sense of identity while enhancing their incomes- ultimately seeking to create opportunities in Nepal, so people don’t have to look elsewhere.More information on the designer >>