This piece of traditional Assamese jewellery is completely handcrafted with 24-carat gold polish on a pure silver base. The string of turquoise blue beads on the necklace further enhances the beauty of this set. It gets its texture from the thin wire of gold being wound all around the solid silver base. The design is inspired and named after “dhool”, the Assamese word for drums.
The designs of the traditional Assamese jewelers hold a hierarchical significance, where workmanship methods and techniques are passed down on to next generations. Gold jewellery had flourished in Assam since medieval times back in the 13th century. Gold dust was abundantly found in the sands of different rivers in Assam, and mainly in river Subansiri which is a major tributary of the Brahmaputra river. The quaint and attractive designs of traditional jewellery of Assam draws inspiration from beautiful flora and fauna of the region, musical instruments and daily household items.