Amma's gifts over the years
Dadi is in her 80s now, has been a housewife all her life and has lived most part of it in Haryana. There is nothing extraordinary or heroic to mention about her apart from the fact that she has been super super generous!
She always used to say: "Jo kaam karo mann se karo"
Thanks to her wise words, Amama happened!
A highly spiritual lady herself devoted all her life around her kids, all the jewelry in here belongs to her which has been passed on with a lot of love. My dada has been a silversmith (sarraf) by profession all his life in Sonepat,Haryana. They used to lend money in place of ornaments, from where came all the delish collection. In 60s as they recall, Silver was not priced the same and was rather an inexpensive metal!
There used to be trunks of Silver lying here and there all the time, but then with passing time dadi started distributing silver in her family as gift.
With this story we will be showcasing few of the pieces that were passed on!
All the antique silver jewelry are designs made in UP and Haryana, which women used to wear that time. The raw and rustic looking ornaments were all part of then staple Haryanvi dressing.....
(Image courtesy: Google)
Wearing huge and heavy silver anklets was a common sight in Haryana along with lots of mathapattis and big big neckpieces.
The looks that we created for this shoot are around contemporary Indian wear to go with the rustic jewelry and to show how it can be paired in everyday life! Just what we do at Amama, a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Vintage neckpiece worn here with a ZARA shirt and a Dolly J Sharara.
Amama owes everything to Amma who has been a guiding force throughout!
There's lot more in the pitaara which will be showcased in upcoming stories around Haryanvi jewelry and more on Amma!
Styling: Nikita Gupta
Images: @nehapandey photography