Varanasi is one of the most beloved continuously occupied cities in the globe. Its early records are that of the original Aryan foundation in the central Ganges valley. By the 2nd millenary BCE, Varanasi was a seat of Aryan mythology and conception and moved also to a commercial and industrial center famous for its muslin and silk fabrics, perfumes, horn works, and woodcutting. Varanasi was the capital of the kingdom of Kashi during the time of the Buddha (6th century BCE), who gave his first sermon nearby at Sarnath.
Varanasi Nosepins History
When there is a discussion of jewelry we all know the king and queen were so fond of them. The jewelry was a symbol of wealth and a good status in society. Queens were so much in love with ‘Nathhs’ they used to enhance their beauty. The city remained a center of religious, educational, and artistic activities as attested by the celebrated Chinese Buddhist pilgrim Xuanzang, who visited it in about 635 CE and said that the city continued for about 3 miles (5 km) along the western bank of the Ganges.
Later there was Muslim rule in the city so the design and pattern changed of jewelry but the choices were the same. The city is a center of arts and crafts and music and dance. Varanasi is famous for its production of silks and brocades with gold and silver threadwork. A renowned carpet-weaving center is at Bhadoi. Wooden toys, bangles made of glass, ivory work, and brassware are also produced in Varanasi.
The traditional & antique gold jewelry designs of India draw their inspiration from the Mughal Dynasty. Jadau, Kundan, and Meenakari styles of jewelry are the perfect example of the same. Over the centuries, Meenakari was combined with the traditional Kundan Jadau style of jewelry. This incredible art was fading away slowly due to the lack of skilled artisans. But in today’s era, people want the old design again so now the old gold meenakari work is back in trend.
Varanasi Nosepins in modern days
Over the past few 2 decades, there has been a surge in the demand for Antique Jewellery designs. Because of their time-worn looks, ancient workmanship, and high-quality gems, the elite buyers are focusing on Antique Jewellery. This type of jewelry can be easily identified by its distinguishing design, polish, shine, and materials used. They can be easily classified based on the era to which the design belongs. Wearing jewelry still is a sign of wealth and status in society. There are a lot of varieties of gemstones in the market and sometimes it gets hard to identify the grade & quality of gemstones. Indians buy a lot of gemstones for Astrological benefits on health, wealth, and life. Gemstones are also used in many nose pin designs and it looks so elegant.
Nose pins play the same important role as they used to in the beauty of women. Still, it comes in the seven ornaments for married women, but these days not even married unmarried women also love to wear nose pins because it is a fashion trend.