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Jewelry in Narratives

Jewelry in Narratives

Founded by Divya N, Jewelry in Narratives is a collaborative project that collects stories about jewelry and presents them as stories and jewelry. The jewelry draws from the techniques of Tholu Bommalata - leather puppetry.

Tholu Bommalata is a form of folk theater from Southern India where the puppeteer uses translucent leather puppets to tell mythical stories. The art form combines translucent colors with ornate forms influenced by cross-country migration and settlement.

The jewelry that is available for sale as a part of the Jewelry in Narratives project is hand-painted with original artwork by Divya N and Sinde Sriramulu.