It is that time of the year when the entire country is bustling with festive energy. Nine nights of absolute celebrations and dancing to our hearts content, Dasara is one of the most awaited festivals of the country. The craziness of these celebrations is beyond imagination; from the super awesome songs to the sounds of the dandiya sticks, the age old dance steps or their revised versions, they all add life to the surroundings.
People are highly conscious (even more than usual) about their look for this festival. With dandiya nights being organised in multiple places in the city, people spend days in planning and deciding their outfit and matching jewellery. Dandiya is one such event when men and women both are equally decked up with jewellery.
While women dress up in chaniya choli and have things like necklace, earrings, kada, bangles, anklets, maang tika etc to worry about, the men, on the other hand, are also perfectly groomed in traditional kediya with earrings, kada and necklace. There is nothing like oxidised jewellery combined with bandhni outfits, and heavy eye makeup to get that ‘perfect’ look.
Oxidised necklaces with a large pendant complement the ethnic outfits. They are studded with stones which go well with the outfits. Ornaments blended with colourful beads give a modern angle to these age-old designs. For those who wish to dance to the garba tunes, oxidised jewellery sets with danglers will add to the look. For those who wish to dress simple and are not huge fans of jewellery, oxidised bracelets and large jhumkas should do the trick.
“We curate the jewellery from all over the country and sometimes customise it for our customers. Currently, mirror jewellery and tassels are in high demand,” says Sruthi and Tanya Ahgarwal, founders of Trinkaholic, one of the places in the city that specialises in dandiya jewellery.