suggest that the royal families of South India donated their ornaments to
temple dancers, where this jewellery of the queens became an integral part of
their attire. This is how Kemp Jewellery became a popular part of the fashion
of the South and the rest of India- as the distinguished ornament worn by the Bharatnatyam
and Kuchipudi dancers. The name ‘Kemp’ is derived from the red colour, which is
seen in the exquisite stone decoration of these ornaments in abundance. Here we
have for you, a complete set of the traditional Kemp Jewellery- style the whole
set or choose a statement piece to enhance your ethnic Indian look.
Long Necklace - 12.5 inch Length
Necklace - 5 inch Length
Earrings - 2.3 inch Height
kamarband - 12 inch Length
Juda Pin - 2.2 Diameter
Baju Band - 4.8 inch Length
Matha Patti - 8 inch Length
a) The Manga Malai or the long necklace
with its beautiful peacock motif and red-green gemstones, bordered by pearls looks
b) The Attigai (necklace worn close to the neck) is equally marvellous
with its golden crescent moon design and red stones that encircle a tiny but
charming green stone in the middle.
c) The Matha
Patti (hair ornament) also follows the crescent moon designs and will look
absolutely gorgeous while it adorns your forehead and your luscious locks, tied
in a gorgeous jooda (hair bun).
Completing his of its kind jewellery collection are earrings, the Surya and
Chandra Pirai (hairpins shaped like the sun and the moon), natha (nose ring),
Bullaku (septum ring) and a Rakodi (to be worn at the centre of the hair bun in
All the pieces
follow the traditional appearance of the ethnic Kemp jewellery, making this a
prized collection for any lover of Indian ornaments.
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