This 100% handcrafted traditional Assamese earring is made with a pure silver base and 24-carat gold polish. For colour, red enamel is used which enhances its beauty. Enamel is made by fusing a thin layer of glass with gold. The design is inspired by “jaapi” which is the traditional hat-like headgear of Assam, used mainly by farmers and cowherds.
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.