India, Gujarat, Kutch area, mid 20th century


Length: 9,5cm

SKU: 1835

A pair of gold ear pendants, PANDADI, consisting of a gold floral top element, with a suspended lozenge-shaped pendant, of which small gold square shaped pendants are hung. The whole is decorated with granulation, twisted gold wire and hammered floral design.

The square or diamond PANDADI were specific ornaments of Dhebaria Rabari in Kutch, Gujarat. PANDADI are worn in the middle or upper helix of the ear by older girls before marriage

Pins and pousettes have been redone for hygiene and safety purpose and to accommodate western use.


Ganguly, Waltraud Earring:Ornamental Identity and Beauty in India, pg 83

Cutsem, Anne van Welt der Ohrringe: Afrika, Asien, Amerika ill. Pg 114,115

Gelder, Bernadette van Traditional Indian Jewellery; The Golden Smile of India, page 24-25