Jewellery is very important in India. It is even surprising for an Indian woman to see a Western woman not wearing any. Indeed, Indians are used to wearing daily necklaces, rings even for toes, bracelets and anklets, earrings....
Lots of them have a meaning in Indian culture. For example, wearing toe rings on each foot for a woman shows that she is married. Same for the Kara bracelet worn by Sikhs that represent discipline and self-control.
These earrings called Jimikki are a tradition in the state of Kerala but you can find them everywhere in South India. Originally, they were part of the Temple jewellery category. These were used to decorate Gods statues in temples and that’s why they are called this way.
With a bell shape, the Jimikki earrings are made of gold embedded with gems. Women, and above all traditional dancers like Bharata Natyam dancers, are wearing them for festivals or other special occasions like weddings.
Classes in SITA
During this 2-hour workshop, you and/or your kids will have the opportunity to create your own earrings. For this, you will use the quilling method. It consists in folding strips of paper to get a certain shape. Choose your design, your colours and go home with your new earrings!
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