foil necklace

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Happy Pride Month, everybody!

Magical MacGuffins is showing more pride than ever right now by adding the Demisexual and Nonbinary flags to each of the Wings of the Heart item lines!  Both are also available as foil hearts, and Nonbinary pride is also available as a wrap-around ring. You can find:

Wing necklaces here!

Wing earrings here!

Hair clips here!

Buttons here!

Foil heart necklaces here!

Wrap-around rings here!

All of these items are live now at Magical MacGuffins!

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Marriage necklace (kazhutthuru)…

Late 19th century or early 20th century
Gold, black thread and red foil

Detail:
This ceremonial necklace incorporates a gold pendant or ‘tali’ symbolising marriage, and was probably made for a bride from the Nattukottai Chettiar community in South India. It would not have been used for everyday wear. It has an imposing pendant adorned with images of the Hindu god Shiva and his consort Parvati, seated on Nandi, the sacred bull, before a temple. The small figures are very skilfully worked in gold repoussé, an important technique in South Indian jewellery. The repoussé work is pierced in places to show the gleam of red foil backing. Above these figures is a contrasting flat panel of delicate tracery showing a deer between two birds of paradise.
Victoria & Albert Museum