Traditional Gold Jewellery design in Assam India

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Jewellery has been a tradition in Assam. Gold was available in many of the rivers flowing down from the Himalayas. In fact, a particular tribe of people, the Sonowal Kacharis, were engaged only in gold washing in these rivers.

The Assamese jeweller (sonari) make exquisite lockets (doog-doogi, bana, jon-biri, dhol-biri)   earrings (thuriya, loka-paro, keru), bracelets (gaam-kharu), necklaces(gal-pata), etc.

http://www.assamtourism.org/arts.htm

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