19.12.11

Ladahk Headdresses and Ornaments NEW ARRIVAL

Ladakh is the northernmost state of the Republic of India. It lies between the Kunlun mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan decent. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It is sometimes called "Little Tibet" as it has been strongly influenced by Tibetan culture.
From the 13th century on, due to the implantation of Buddhist sect of « yellow hat’s » founded by Tsong-kha-pa, the isolation permitted it’s independent development.

Tiara & Bracelets

The set of jewelry (tiara and necklaces as well as other ornaments) worn by the Lama Buddhist monks are unique. Richly decorated with semi-precious stones such as turquoise, cornelian, and coral, which cannot be found in these regions but are brought by the Newaris merchants from the valley of Katmandu

Tiara & Bracelets
Necklace

Crown
Crown




 The Perak is a felt headdress worn originally by the women from Ladakh, composed of a strap of leather and felt studded with semi-precious stones. The Perak symbolizes the rank and economic status of the woman wearing it. Traditionally, the number of front-to-back rows of turquoise signified the status of the wearer: nine rows for the queen of Leh, the Ladakh capital, seven rows for the more modern aristocracy, five for the marvels and three for the lower ranks.

Perak

The semi-precious stones are representative of the Ladakh deities, protecting and guiding the wearer through the dangerous human world. The Turquoise is important also in that they can be used as a trade item.


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