Tribal Jewellery is renowned all over for its earthy charm and is highly cherished by many. Tribal Jewellery communicates a lot regarding the status of the individual who wears it since these represent the socio-cultural traditions of those tribal groups.
Tribal Jewellery integrates materials available in nature like leaves, berries, claws, feathers, leather, flowers, and others to create majestic pieces of art, which are delightfully wearable. There are few tribes of certain regions who are scantily clothed, yet they adorn ample Jewellery on their bodies.
Grass, cane, and natural beads makes the ornaments created by tribes outstanding among the rest. Even to this day, many tribes in India adorn traditional ornaments created using copper, glass, peacock feathers silver, wood, and also wild flowers.
Some of the nomadic groups adorn colorful ornaments. These are embossed with coins, beads, shells, and metallic mesh making them quite distinguishable. There are varieties available like Banjara jewellery and even Rajasthani silverware, wherein the jewels are decorated with colorful beads and tinkling silver bells. Red coral beads and thin glass fluted stems are used by few tribes for making ornate necklaces, bracelets, earrings, trinkets and belts along with other aesthetic looking jewellery.
There are few other tribes that use metals like silver, gold, brass and aluminum for creating beautiful braids, ear piercings and nose piercings. Even tattoo jewellery is an attractive form, created by some tribal groups. The increasing popularity of these ornaments have made them wardrobe staples these days. Their unique look has even made them a part of hip-hop culture while others accord heritage value to it. The tribal jewellery is known for its vivid colors, unique geometric designs and unconventional look which appeals to buyers and collectors. They are affordable on the pocket and considered a big hit with the fashionistas.