Lokaparo - A Video IntroductionIndian Family Jewels
The Lokaparo - A video introduction
Lokaparo - The MaterialIndian Family Jewels
Lokaparo - The material
The Kasumala is made by stringing many identical coins together which overlap slightly. Some of these coins were part of trade, while some are specifically designed with special motifs of birds, prominent personalities like Queen Victoria or goddesses including Lakshmi.
Lokaparo - The DesignIndian Family Jewels
Lokaparo - Significance
The necklace is usually passed on to the daughter of the family as an heirloom. Lokaparo is quintessential to an assamese bridal trousseau. Today, it can be worn more casually, out of the bridal context.
Lokaparo - The EtymologyIndian Family Jewels
Lokaparo - The etymology
Lokaparo - Understanding the MotifIndian Family Jewels
The Lokaparo motif
Quote by Ipshita K.
"The Juron ceremony takes place a day or two before the wedding. The groom's family (minus the groom) visit the bride's house and gift her jewellery and clothes. Lokaparo is one of the few traditional necklaces that is gifted."
Lokaparo - The Motifs and SignificanceIndian Family Jewels
The motifs and significance