The tradition of adorning oneself has been prevalent since pre-historic times. This finds the proof in the kind of jewelry worn by the tribal and nomadic people of that time. The prime material used for designing jewelry at that time was bones and shells. Artisans used to make necklaces, pendant sets and earrings out of them. Even, the men used to wear bracelets and thin necklaces of bone. In this age also, the tribal people wear such jewelry. But what makes the difference is that they have also started making jewelry pieces from hard metals too.
Indian Tribes are the people who has a unique style Fashion. Jewelry made by India’s tribes is attractive in its rustic and earthy way. Using materials available in the local area, it is crafted with the help of primitive tools.
The appeal of tribal jewelry lies in its chunky, unrefined appearance.Bone, wood, clay, shells, crude metal are some of the common raw material used in tribal jewelry. The shapes are basic.
Each tribe in India has its unique style of crafting jewelry.India’s tribes are India’s heritage. For it is the tribal people that have preserved ancient arts and crafts in their indigenous forms, while the rest of the country was being taken over by globalization. Ethnic tribal jewelry is one such preserved craft.