Posted by : Team Hitchu
Posted On : 18 Jun 2017

The  traditional Jewellery of Assam includes, Junbiri, Doog-dogi, Kerumoni, Thuriya, Gam- kharu, Muthi- kharu, Dholbiri, Loka- paro, Gal- pata and Jethi-pota. These ornaments are typically hand-made and mostly designs are delineate in the form of flora and fauna treasures of Assam region.

Jun Biri –   In Assamese, Jun means moon and Biri is just the surrounding designs of this jewellery. It looks like half-moon and is inspired from the nature, musical instrument and other Assamese household goods. Jun Biri compliments a lot with Makhla Chadar. Brides also wear the bracelets, nose rings, made from different metals with different designs.

Doog-Dogi Jewellery – This is an ancient adornment of Assamese women.

Kerumoni – This round shape jewellery is one side wide and other side narrow and the middle side with hollow style called “Keru”. These necklaces are made up of a pearl that is why it is called as “Moni”.

Thuriya – . This is a flower shaped earring whose middle part is slightly thin so that it can stay in ears and the bottom part is broader than the middle segment.

Gam- Kheru -  Gam-kheru is the big bracelet made up of silver or gold with a clasp.

Muthi- Kharu – this ornament is known as the Assamese solid bracelet. You have to make a fist and the shape of your fingers clenched with it.

Dholbiri – Dholbiri is the most fashionable jewellery of Assamese women. Dhol is the musical instrument and the shape of this ornament is usually prepared with a dhol style that is why it is refer as dhol. Again biri is referring as the surrounding designs of ornament. It is called as Dholbiri.

Loka-paro – It is an earring with identical twin birds positioned one after another, that’s why ‘paro’ refers to pigeon. They come in gold, ruby, mina or plain enamel coating.

Jethi-pota -  A exceptional type of earring, parallel to the orchid ‘Kopou Phool.  Exquisite embellish designs and glint and gleam of this jewellery truly captivate the attention of the onlookers. Jethi-pota is an extensive band of cloth fabric as a sequence of miniature medallions.

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