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Meenakari - Enameled silver bracelet flowers

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$145.00
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Enameling (meenakariis the art of colorings or decorating a metal surface by attaching or fusing pieces of different mineral substances, over it. It is considered the most alluring and technical of all metal decorations. Meenakari was introduced by the Mughals to India at the turn of the 16th century. Man Singh brought skillful minakars from the Mughal palace at Lahore and established them in Jaipur, which became the center of Meenakari.


The technique of Meenakari requires a high degree of skill and application. The piece of metal on which meenakari is to be done is fixed on a lac stick. Delicate designs of flowers, birds, fish etc are etched or engraved on it. This leads to the creation of walls or grooves, to hold color. Enamel dust of required color is then poured into the grooves and each color is fired individually. The heat of the furnace melts the color and the colored liquid gets spread equally into the groove. This process is repeated with each color. The depth of the grooves filled with different colors determines the play of light.


Bracelet can be cleaned with a silver polishing cloth. Enamel can chip or scratch when struck.