A triple-band bracelet-bala in a flattened oval shape, with two polished tubes upon which is placed the single candy-striped pipe, all fitted to a flat base, the bottom of which is high-polished, t...
A triple-band bracelet-bala in a flattened oval shape, with two polished tubes upon which is placed the single candy-striped pipe, all fitted to a flat base, the bottom of which is high-polished, this jewel for the hand raises the flag high for ornaments that are inherently simple but stunning.
The four bridges, made of triangulated rows of spheres between punch-striped bands, are tented over the pipes and the hinge travels down the centre.
The double spring and wavy top and sides of the mane look natural and the ferocious visage of the lion/kesari pair (with the pin of the hinge through the middle, barely visible) bestows an extraordinary power on the bala, the shape of which is suited to this being a jewel that needs the face to be on top at all times on the hand, i.e. it will not turn on the wrist ever.
Following the form of the Coorgi marriage bala called 'kadga' and influenced by Cypriot lion-head bracelets from around 450-400 B.C., this arresting goyna is a must for those who believe in a quiet power the silent roar of which will be heard far and wide.
Handcrafted in soft yellow guinea gold with utmost care and deep respect for the history of jewel-craft, the Kesari Kadga, an ornament of aristocratic disposition, deserves to be worn by only the truly discerning such as you.
Note: Two views are provided to make clear the shape of the ornament and also articulate its design.