What is Thewa Jewellery?
Firstly ,as the name signifies, Thewa Jewellery is a speciality in Rajasthan. For example , thin gold foils etched on coloured glass is Thewa Jewellery. For instance, Thewa means “setting” Tharna means to hammer the gold into thin foils.
How is Thewa Jewellery made ?
Above all, Terrecota is ground and mixed with chemicals to form a thick paste (lac reisin compound). This is spread on to a wooden base. Further, gold is hammered into thin pieces and intricate motifs of flowers and birds are drawn on the sheet. In addition, thin gold foil is stuck to the wooden base by warming it slightly. It is called Thewa ki Patti.
Further, black paint is spread on it to highlight the design and the excess gold is peeled off.
Thewa Jewellery Rajasthan -popular pieces
Glass jewellery boxes, artefacts and stunning jewellery is created with Thewa. The pendants in maroon, red and green colours are very popular. Typically, they are attached to beads made of the same colour. Bracelets ,earrings and heavy necklaces are made with Thewa Jewellery.
AS compared to real gold jewellery, it is inexpensive & stylish.
Thewa Jewellery is available in Delhi at :-Rajasthali
Thewa jewellery is available in Jaipur at :-Rajasthali
Available at Bangalore :- Ghena Fashion