Mysuru: As part of ‘International Year of Bird’ and to mark 100th anniversary of the signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) - one of the earliest environmental laws enacted anywhere in the world - 129 year old Ganjam Jewellers will be conducting two day exhibition of fine jewellery inspired by birds at Durbar Hall at Hotel Southern Star on January 19 and 20.
Dushyanth Ganjam, Director of Ganjam Jewelers said, “Living in harmony with nature has always been an integral part of Indian culture and even today it reflects in our tradition. Ganjam has always taken inspiration from nature and this reflects a deep appreciation towards our environment. To commemorate this, the brand would like to pay a tribute to those magical creatures that have inspired generations of craftsmen and poets alike. On display will be bird inspired jewellery, unsurpassed in creativity and style that come together in myriad shades and graceful lines, resulting in a stunning expression of bird motifs in earrings, necklaces, brooches, bracelets and rings. All the collections will be available for sale during two day jewellery exhibition. The exhibition will be open for public from 11 AM to 8 PM.
Shreedevi Deshpande Puri, Creative Head of Ganjam Jewellers said, “Ganjam Jewels are known for an expertise in age-old techniques of handcrafting, the Heritage line of jewellery in 22kt gold is deeply rooted in tradition with nature-inspired designs interwoven with elements from Indian iconography and temple architecture. Bird motifs such as the 'Gandaberunda' and peacock which play an important part in symbolizing Indian temples are stylised in forms lending utmost grace to this iconic style of jewellery, studded with specially hand-picked cabochon rubies, emeralds and rose-cut diamonds.
“Gandaberunda is the insignia of the Royal family of Mysuru and the inspiration for the Ganjam logo. The mystical Gandaberunda is believed to bestow spiritual strength and valour on its wearer. It is a two-headed, three-eyed bird representing Lord Vishnu in the Indian epic. In the year 2003, we were fortunate to be associated with an event hosted for the benefit of the ‘International Birdlife Society’ in Japan along with Japanese Designer – Kazuo Ogawa and HRH Princess Takamado - who was the President of the foundation. In January 2005, we hosted an event with the Crafts Council of Karnataka, called ‘Pakshi’- Birds in crafts of South India,” said Deepa, Marketing Manager, Ganjam Jewellers
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