‘Badaga Jewellery’

BADAGA JEWELLERY

Website of Wing Commander Bellie Jayaprakash@2005 – 2020
 
Badagas call the jewellery they wear as BANGARA.

Given below is this rare photo of Mrs. Gauri Ari Gowder, wife of Rao Bahadur HB Ari Gowder,and the eldest daughter in law of Rao Bahadur HJ Bellie Gowder, then the ‘uncrowned king of Nakku Betta’, was taken some 80/90 odd years back on her wedding day. Probably, she was the first Badaga woman to dress up in a saree for the wedding. She died very young (less than twenty) after delivery of her second female child – the epitome of beauty. Unfortunately, the baby also did not survive. The photo is given here to high light the badaga jewellery she was wearing.

 

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The photo [from Prof : P.Hockings’ book] below is about 100yrs old. See the Jewellery

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 Visit this page for complete info on Badaga Jewellery –

 

Photo by Raghu Joghee
photo by Bellie Jayaprakash
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Wing Commander Bellie Jayaprakash B.E.(GCT,Madras Univ).,M.B.A (FMS, Delhi Univ)
Contact : bjaypee@gmail.com
belliejayaprakash©2005-2020

13 responses to “‘Badaga Jewellery’

  1. fantastic

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  2. Anand Rajbelli

    Great collections Uncle.Hat’s Off

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  3. Sureshkumar

    Great work on creating a website, Its just amazing to see our community on web…Mind blowing ….Good initiative…

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  4. RAMANI NANDAKUMAR

    appara super.WONDERFUL JOB
    keep up the good work…

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  5. Satheesh Nagulan

    This is great. I don’t have any words to explain that how i feel. I haven’t seen this before. I don’t have any idea about our jewellery and clear idea about our history. You’ve done a great job.

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  6. ITS REALLY VERY NICE !

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  7. PRIYASTEPHEN

    PRETTY GODD COLLECTION OF PICTURES
    DISPLAYED ON THE WEB

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  8. rakesh babu

    there are more to learn

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  9. manju rajesh

    appara olliya ghelacha maadithi………keep it up….
    innu niraya hattiya sethile ollange attara…….

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  10. Realy very nice(hettaia bangarava nodudhuga appara ollenge adathe).

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  11. Magesh Chandran

    Its really amazing…

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  12. lovely………………

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