Bharatanatyam is one of the classical dances in India which has its origin from religious rituals. Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest and most popular forms of classical in South India.
These bharatanatyam dance jewelry sets are made with dark green & dark maroon –red, quality called kempu stones, also known as temple jewelry. The traditional temple kempu jewelry are the designs worn by Maharanis or Devadasis in the ancient times. Now days they have become fashionable to be worn for wedding, occasions and Indian dance forms like Bharatanatyam , and Kuchupudi. The stones are un-cut polished stones in red & green.
The temple jewelery comes in different grades and are used in gold as well as imitation ornaments. Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest and most popular forms of classical dance that originated in Tanjore district in Tamil Nadu in South India.
The popluar ornaments used by the Bharatanatyam dancer is
1 Long Necklace
1 Short Necklace
1 Hip Chain (Waist Belt)
1 Head Set (with the sun and moon)
1 Earring set
1 Hair to Earring Chain
1 Hair Clip
2 Nose Studs
The passage of time, however, has brought some changes in the craftsmanship of this kind of jewellery. The original temple jewelly itself has undergone changes. The affordability factor has forced artisans to replace gold for silver. The precious stones are set on silver and then it is either dipped in gold or gold leaf is used to cover the silver.
Nowadays the Bharatanatyam dancers also prefer to wear antique jewellery and ornaments with stones. The antique sets add an atmosphere of heritage and legacy.
These traditional ornaments’ are speciality of South India. And they given create an ambiance of the days of Maharanis and Dhurbars.