A potent and flourishing cultural hub, Kolkata has given way to another fashion trend that’s got everyone.’s attention. The latest novel venture that we came across recently is Lyadhbong –an online store by Sahasrangshu who makes wired jewelry using semi precious stones.
Taking his inspiration from nature, Sahasrangshu intends to keep alive the ancient craftsmanship of wire jewelry. All the exotic pieces of jewelry are designed and handmade by him using wire and semi precious stones like sodalite, labradorite, amethyst, moon stone and lapis lazuli. In some cases he also makes use of copper sheets.
On being asked about the primary motive of his art, Sahasrangshu replied that in this era of machine made processed articles, he intends to transform the ancient Indus valley art of wire jewelry into something fashionable and accessible. His jewelry is a gorgeous mix of western and Indian design. It is a worthwhile venture to bridge the gap between western and ethnic designs.
Let’s go back to the period of Indus Valley civilization when wire jewelry was flourishing art. Lapis Lazuli was one of the most prized stone at that time and had a great demand among the womenfolk. Not only in the Indus civilization, but also in Egypt wired jewelry were used popularly. What we wear toady as the ‘mang tikka’ or ‘tikli’ was actually a product of the Indus Valley civilization.
The heart touching element over here is the effort of Sahasrangshu to uphold handmade craftsmanship which is eventually losing itself in the crowd of artificial and machine made products. By purchasing the wired jewelry, you will contribute in your own way to glorify the lost art of our predecessors. Also these absolutely beautiful range of earrings and pendants a great gift for your friend.
So without further delay check out the facebook and Instagram page of Lyadhbong and dive into the magical world of these mystical looking jewelry pieces which will definitely make you stand out in the crowd.