This solid silver cuff is embellished with protective animals at the tips, featuring the heads of lions, dragons or other protective animals have been worn by Newari women from the Kathmandu Valley since at least the 19th century. This bracelet remains popular today. Sometimes made of solid gold, it is more commonly made from the five protective metals twisted together, with gold embellished tips. A necklace is also available, which draws on the design of this classic cuff.
This classic design is seen throughout Nepal in various forms. As pictured, the Marwari is especially popular among Sherpa and Rai women in Solukhumbu district äóñ an area of eastern Nepal that is home to Mt Everest as well as to sacred forests, alpine lakes and lush hills. Similar to the Sinkhwa Necklace and Kalli Cuff, the Marwari design incorporates symbolic animal heads designed to protect the wearer, combined with patterns of foliage.
Inspired by traditional designs and motifs worn by women, men and children across Nepal, this collection celebrates the diverse landscapes and communities of this remarkable land.