Himalayan Jewelry

Most of the descriptions and the Nepali names used here come from the book, The Jewelry of Nepal by Hannelore Gabriel. The book is still widely available, and we highly recommend it.
The Jewelry of Nepal

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We have some of the pieces in duplicate. If you order one and we have a similar one but not the one pictured we will let you know and will send a photo of the actual piece.

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05807<br>Tilhari necklace with blue pote beads, Nepal
05807
Tilhari necklace with blue pote beads, Nepal
16159<br>gold tilhari necklace with red pote beads, Nepal
16159
Gold tilhari necklace with red pote beads, Nepal
08633<br>protective tengura necklace, W. Nepal
08633
Protective necklace (tengura) , W. Nepal
08633-detail<br>individual metal bezels set with bone, tengura, W. Nepal
08633-detail
Closer veiw of the individual metal bezels set with bone on the preceding tengura from W. Nepal
16161<br>coin necklace, Nepal
16161
Coin necklace, Nepal

These are found in virtually all regions and worn by all peoples in Nepal.
 
08727<br>Dori necklace, Tamang people, Nepal
08727
Dori necklace, Tamang people, Nepal
08727-detail 1<br>detail of one of the side pieces of the dori necklace, Tamang, Nepal
08727-detail 1
Detail of one of the side pieces of the dori necklace, Tamang, Nepal
08727-detail 2<br>central pendant of the dori necklace, Nepal
08727-detail 2
The central pendant of a dori necklace is in the shape of an arrowhead.
14171<br>nau gedi necklace, Tamang people, Nepal
14171
Nau gedi necklace, Tamang people, Nepal
14171-detail<br>Single bead from the preceding nau gedi necklace, Nepal
14171-detail
Single bead from the preceding nau gedi necklace, Nepal
17195<br>
													Ganesh jantar (amulet), Nepal
17195
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Ganesh jantar , Nepal.
A jantar is an amulet and is worn for protection.
 
17196<br>jantar, three figures, Nepal
17196
Jantar , three figures, Nepal
17241<br>Silver choker, Middle Hills, Nepal
17241
Silver choker, Middle Hills, Nepal
17241-detail<br>Silver choker detail, Middle Hills, Nepal
17241-detail
Detail: silver choker, Middle Hills, Nepal
17242<br>Kanthshri necklace, Rana Tharu people of W. Nepal
17242
Kanthshri necklace, Rana Tharu people of W. Nepal
11364<br>Hansuli, Tharu people, S. Nepal
11364
Hansuli , Tharu people, S. Nepal.
Sometimes solid, this one is hollow.
 
11364 detail<br>Hansuli detail, Tharu, Nepal
11364 detail
Detail, hansuli , Tharu, Nepal
16115<br>
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														Jantar
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													 necklace with chain and clasp, Middle Hills, Nepal
16115
Jantar necklace with chain and clasp, Middle Hills, Nepal
16115 detail 1<br>
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														Jantar
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													 necklace clasp, Middle Hills, Nepal
16115 detail 1
Jantar necklace clasp, Middle Hills, Nepal
16115 detail 2<br>
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														Jantar
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													 (amulet box),  Middle Hills, Nepal
16115 detail 2
Jantar (amulet box), Middle Hills, Nepal
Jantars are commonly decorated with red glass in imitation of coral.
12456<br>
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														Jantar
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													 necklace with chain and clasp, Middle Hills, Nepal
12456
Jantar necklace with chain and clasp, Middle Hills, Nepal
12456 detail 1<br>
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														Jantar
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													 necklace clasp, Middle Hills, Nepal
12456 detail 1
Jantar necklace clasp, Middle Hills, Nepal
12456 detail 2<br>
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														Jantar
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													 (amulet box),  Middle Hills, Nepal
12456 detail 2
Jantar (amulet box), Middle Hills, Nepal, featuring the likeness of Ganesh.
16152<br>
													Gilt copper 
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														suta
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													, Kathmandu valley, Nepal
16152
Gilt copper suta , Kathmandu valley, Nepal
16152 detail<br>
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														Suta
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													 detail, Kathmandu valley, Nepal
16152 detail
Suta detail, Kathmandu valley, Nepal.
The mythical chepu is a common motif.
16152 reverse<br>Suta reverse, Kathmandu valley, Nepal
16152 reverse
Suta reverse side, Kathmandu valley, Nepal
16150<br>
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														Cheptisun
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													, gold alloy earrings, Middle Hills, Nepal
16150
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Cheptisun , gold alloy earrings, Middle Hills, Nepal
08627a<br>
													 
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														Cheptisun
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													, gold alloy earrings, Middle Hills, Nepal
08627a
Cheptisun , gold alloy earrings, Middle Hills, Nepal
16628<br>
													Dance vest fitted with coins, Tharu people, S. Nepal
16628
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Dance vest fitted with coins, Tharu people, S. Nepal
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