If you want to immerse yourself for an hour or two in the breathtaking world of the Indian Maharajah, you have to do so until September 1, 2013 in the Augsburg Schaezlerpalais in part of the exhibition “Jewelry of the maharajas – from the treasuries of Indian Princes” the possibility. Over 100 pieces of Indian jewellery are illuminated in single mounts, and by both sides to see, which are dated from the 16th to the 19th century.
The exhibits are complemented by comprehensive information about their respective function and meaning.Because Indian jewelry is not only an ornament, but should also serve as the good-luck charm, give him protection and information about his social status his carrier.
But even if you know nothing of all this, Indian jewelry is a feast for the eye. Ornate ornaments of precious stones such as diamonds, emeralds, rubies and jade in combination with gold and silver characterise the appearance of bracelets, bangles, necklaces and amulets. The huge nose rings and earrings, as well as the magnificently decorated turban tapes are rather unusual for the European taste according to FLORALAMAKEUP.
Indian jewelry in complementary exhibitions
Two more exhibitions in Augsburg complete insight into the Indian jewelry craft. In the context of “Valuables in design – jewelry designs from the graphic collection” Indian jewelry is led the visitors in its manufacturing process in mind.
More exposure is “Indian jewels in Augsburg versions – jewelry from the workshops of fries-Arauner and Carpenter”, used on which Indian jewelry in relation to contemporary jewellery. Current objects are shown here, were used for the gems out of the realm of the maharajas.
To see the pictures: turban ornaments and goldenene with diamonds and rubies, Beryls, email decorated upper arm jewellery (from Rajasthan in northern India around the year 1800)