Jewellery of Bihar & Jharkhand

Tribals wear a variety of jewellery made from natural resources and also from bell-metal and brass, especially anklets and bracelets. Subtle ear rings worked in filigree with various motifs are made and worn by the Santhal women. Even in twenty first century tribals use wild grass to make ornaments such as necklaces. Mainly the tribal jewellery has motifs of berries, leaves and flowers. Women also wear a kardhani, for the waist and chudha(bangles) for the wrists. Tikuli is attractive work on superior glass finished with wafer-thin tabaque (gold or silver leaves) and worn by women on their foreheads.

The silver jewellery copies the kundan work and the lynching jhumkis(long or hanging ear rings) are fragile in look.