Monday, May 11, 2009

The Golden Goddess, Feeling a little DIVA lately?

I have always been fascinated with the costumes and colors of Thailand. Rich designs and brilliant colors bring a certain charm to them. If you want to create a little envy in your circle of friends? Let them know who the REAL goddess is with
Mekkala .. The Goddess of Lightning
circa 1930-1980's''''

Thai jewelry pieces were produced and many times were purchased by service people to send to their loved ones. . Called "Niello" or "Nielloware", this jewelry is created by carving a design in the Sterling Silver. Hand wrought each piece would have their sections carved and then filled with a sulfur/metals powder, and baked. Most pieces are silver and one other color. THis brooch is gold over sterling with many colors of baked enamel. This is signed on the back Sterling Siam.
These Goddesses were characters in an ancient epic legend called Ramayana.

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