We have created a couple of standout necklaces in the Midnight Serenade range, each with slight variations to the others.
Intricately handcrafted and hand-beaded in our Byron Bay studio, Midnight Serenade 1 features:
• Old silver-alloy pendants from the Newari People of Kathmandu Valley. (see history menu)
• Silver-alloy decorative cylinder beads and scalloped edge coin pendant, dated 1963, from the nomadic Banjara Tribe of Northern India. (see history menu)
• Ceramic beads from Mykonos, Greece.
• Miniature glass beading and brass chain detail.
The Newari People:
The Newari People, also known as Newar, are the indigenous people and creators of the historical civilization of Nepal's Kathmandu Valley. They have lived in the Kathmandu Valley since prehistoric times, and immigrants who arrived at different periods in history eventually merged with the local population by adopting their language and customs. Their religion Buddhism has been strongly influenced by Hinduism. Although their main occupations are land cultivation and raising livestock, over history they developed various handicrafts and are widely known for their elaborate jewelry.
(Image No. 4 - Newari woman in her traditional and colourful adornment)
About the Banjara Tribe:
The Banjara People are a collective of nomadic gypsy tribes from Northern India. They are said to be the descendants of the Roma gypsies from Europe who migrated to India through the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and finally settled in Rajasthan.
Originally the Banjara’s were bullock transport carriers and builders of great monuments. For centuries they efficiently moved their enormous caravans through the vast roadless tracks of India guaranteeing safe conduct for grain, salt and messages.
Due to the nomadic nature of their culture, the Banjara’s traditionally ‘wore’ their wealth thus creating a unique aesthetic, colorful dress and spectacular jewelry quite unlike any other tribe.
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