people of Kullu Valley like to wear ornaments. They wear beautiful
ornaments during special occasions like marriages
and fairs .
Women wear light ornaments in their daily life. In the past both
men and women used to wear a lot of ornaments, whereas these days
only women wear ornaments. Silver ornaments were mostly worn in
the past. In the present days gold and silver are equally used.
There is an ample variation in the ornaments wore by the women
today. The ornaments wore by women are as follows:
This nose stud is a dailywear and is made of gold.
Balu- It is a gold nose ring wore
by the bride.
Fuli- It is a wore under the bridge
of the nose.
Tunki- It is a silver ornament
used to cover the parting of the hair.
Tora- It is a silver ornament used
as a hairband.
Tika- It is an elaborate design,
a combination of Tunki and Tora.
Paranda- It is a long silver ornament
used to decorate the knot.
It is 3" to 4" wide anklet made of silver.
Payal- This anklet is narrow than
Bichhwa- It is a ring worn on the
It is a small golden or silver ring worn on the upper part of
Gokhadu- It is a big ear ring with
colorful beads and a long chain covering the fore part of the
Bali- It is a big golden ring.
Dhidu- It is a bell shaped ear
ring made of gold.
This silver necklace is worn during marriages and fairs.
Sikkamala- It is a silver necklace
of coins belonging to the British era. This is also worn on occasions
like marriages and fairs.
Ghungroomala- It is made up of
small hollow silver beads. They are used as a daily wear.
Jaumala- Jaumala is an ornament
of daily wear made up of silver pendants, which are in the shape
Mendkumala- It is similar to Jaumala
but the pendants are smaller in size and slightly round in shape.
This is used as a daily wear.
It is a golden ring in the shape of a diamond.
Chhalai- It is in the shape of a
It is a flat designed silver bracelet, which is around 4"
broad. It is generally wore during marriages and fairs.
Maritadi- It is a silver bracelet
with beautifully designed spikes. The two ends of the bracelet
are joined with the help of a nut.
Jalibandh- It is a 4" broad
silver band having intricate net designed on it. It has small
bells on one side (gungroo). Two ends of the bracelet are joined
with the help of a nut. It is mostly worn during marriages and
It is a silver bracelet with the heads of snake engraved on the
Ornaments for Pattu:
Boomani is silver or gold needles joined together with chains.
It is used to tie up the pattoo (local dress).