Referencing our sixty-year-old tradition of Ma Lakshmi oleograph calendars on Poila Baisakh, we created this unique pati-necklace with a spectacular centrepiece on a special commission from a secon...
Referencing our sixty-year-old tradition of Ma Lakshmi oleograph calendars on Poila Baisakh, we created this unique pati-necklace with a spectacular centrepiece on a special commission from a second-generation client from Chicago, Mrs.Madhu Mukherjee. You'll see the paisleys from the goddess's mukut on two sides of the halo which is replicated in radiating rows of gold balls, and an expressionistic lotus in the centre surrounded by a cable-knit ring. Pearl chains flecked with gold at once separate and hold in place the polished pipe hanger to which is attached the half-jhumka pasha. This gives the necklace svelteness and volume, as does the single bhatia har that runs through the sides creating relief in an otherwise busy ornament. A strung seed-pearl border is continued in the jhur of the jhumka and two large pearl-drops complete the picture.
We Bengalis have a habit of using the word 'Sree' to denote goodness, a pleasing personality, calm temperament, charming manners and the glowing countenance of a young lady. Madhu has all of that and more. And that's what makes her so beautiful. And that's why we suffixed it to her name when we christened this rare jewel Madhusree after her.
The very embodiment of Lakshmi herself, may she remain enshrined forever in the purest guinea gold.