A WGC display at IIJS in Mumbai puts an array of golden objects in the spotlight.
Gold isn’t just for jewelry, did you know? That’s
the word that the World Gold Council was getting out during the India
International Jewellery show, held recently in Mumbai. In its booth, WGC
showcased various unconventional objects fashioned out of karat gold as part of
its Gold Jewellery and Beyond exhibit.
Items of interest included a zardosi
wall hanging—an embroidered work of art with more than 10 million stitches of
gold—a 24k gold deck of cards, a handheld mirror, a gold braid head ornament
called a Jadanagam, temple
accessories like lamps, and, of course, jewelry, such as flexible bracelets
called Sutarla, and more.
Ajay Mitra, WGC’s managing director for the India sub-continent division told
the press, “Herein we are witness to the many manifestations of gold, ranging
from lifestyle artifacts, spiritual accessories to jewelry across diverse
regional design ethos.”
A handheld mirror and comb in karat gold and enamel were part of the World Gold
Council’s display during the India International Jewellery show in Mumbai.
Sutarla flexible bracelets in 22k
gold and enamel from the Bikaner tradition of jewelry making are a blend of Kundan and Meenakari artwork that depicts grandeur and royalty.