{THIMMAKKA} Malachite, Yellow Chalcedony and Silver Necklace with Vintage Filigree Earring Pendant

{THIMMAKKA} Malachite, Yellow Chalcedony and Silver Necklace with Vintage Filigree Earring Pendant


Destination: probably Karimnagar, Telangana

Focal Point: A delicate and intricately made filigree work earring in old silver (70% purity), re-purposed as a pendant. It is a typical handcraft of the Koya tribe who are spread across various states in India and also sparsely located in the Karimnagar district of Telangana. Karim nagar is famous for its filigree work and is most probably due to the settlement of the Koya tribals and the spread of their craft.

Name Inspiration: The necklace has been named after “Tallapaka Tirumalamma” or “Thimmakka”. She is considered the first Telugu poetess (15th century) and wrote “Subhadra Kalyanam” which is the story of Arjuna and Subhadra’s marriage in Telugu. She is known to have presented the Telugu nativity and culture in the story that was derived from the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. She was the wife of the legendary singer-poet Annamacharya.

Item Description: Featuring the delicate and exquisitely detailed filigree work pendant (which is part of a pair of earrings, re-purposed as a pendant) which is popular in the Karimnagar area of Telangana, this necklace is made using matte Malachite thick chip beads, yellow chalcedony and interspersed with Thai Karen Hill Tribe Silver (97-99% purity). The necklace is finished with a hammered Thai Karen toggle clasp.

Length: 31.5 inches approx. (when measured around the neck from nape to tip of the necklace).

Please note:

  1. Colours in the picture may vary slightly from the actual product owing to camera and lighting differences as well as individual screen resolutions.

  2. Also please use a tape to measure around your neck to see how and where it would fall when worn by you. Kindly make an informed purchase as the necklace length cannot be altered.

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