Jantar Amulet Pendant
Jantar means Cylindrical amulet strung on black thread. Traditionally worn by the Banjaras or Gypsies.
About 2 months ago before the world went on a stand still I escaped to the desert region of India. A mystical land that has always intrigued me and to this day holds a sense of a forgotten era in India. Strong communal traditions still hold strong, the desert sand on the backdrop of colourful traditional attire, the old mounments and detailed palaces. it quite literally takes my breath away .
This series of pendants is homage to a small village about 40 km outside of Jodphur. As I roamed around the little village shops I came across a sparse jewelry shop. What excited me more was that they were hand making the traditional silver pendants I was seeing everyone wearing . As Annahmol evolves into a more holistic space , my goal was to find these small makers and hold on to their craft sometimes exactly how it has been done for the ages. This mini series is one of them.
The beautiful story unfolds even further when right across the street from this shop, I saw a man stringing jewelry for the local ladies. We went through the materials he had , keeping it simple with a nylon black thread and his traditional knotting techniques. Each piece is adjustable with a knot at the back to move back and fort. We added a wool tassel for add pop.
Heres a little bit of love from the beautiful villages of India.
Sterling silver Pendant
Black Nylon Thread.
Free Size. Adjustable
Cylinder opens on the side.