The Ornaments of Bengal: A Profile
This is the story of the ornaments of Bengal as viewed in the historical perspective. Ornaments primarily represent a means of personal beautification. Although jewellery conjure up precious stones and metal, history abounds in references to ornaments made of varied materials found easily in nature. While ornaments are an integral part of folk life, the relatively affluent sections of society have looked at them from the angle of ostentation and social status. The categorization of ornaments as urban and rural folk, is however, is more a matter of outlook than the nature of the constituents or style. The book traces the development of the ornaments of Bengal in fascinating manner with particular emphasis on how ornaments have reflected the social history of the land.
108 pages, 1st Edition
Price in India : INR 195.00
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