Many a times we find inspirations in ancient artifacts. And today I’ll be sharing one such insight from a recent vacation where I found a great passion for culture and it’s preservation.
When I first landed at the land of Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan), Mongolia it seemed a simplistic land. It was later that it caught me with it’s cultural richness. The National Museum of Mongolia, displaying historic and ethnographic artifacts gave me an opportunity to study the versatile style of clothing and jewelry Mongols used back then. The passion with which it has been preserved presents how much history is valued there. Coming to there elaborate fashion style it speaks royalty and intricacy. Made with fine silk there garments protect them from the cold weather they have.
Talking about my expertise,there jewelry gave an impression of beauty & class. Starting with hair accessories detailed with gemstones and lovely filigree it marked richness. Chunky pieces in the neck with mixed gemstones, metal and chiseling work it made is look more grand. The styling of hair and accessories depending on the occasion created more diversity.
What caught my attention the most was the aesthetic combination of stones with metal filigree and chiseling. The intricate work shows the remarkable craftsmanship dating back 800-700 years. Beautiful use and cuts of stones indicate a very good knowledge of gemology and advances it had made by that time. Coral, Turquoise, Jasper, Pearls are a few gems that I found were most commonly used. This made the jewelry all more attractive and colorful. The Mongol jewelry and culture gave me an insight of boldness. It marks the presence of a great empire that is also the largest contiguous land empire in history.
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