Indian still possess many of the tribal communities. These communities heritage several arts and traditions which remained in its pure form and not effected by modernization or globalization. Tribal jewelry are one of such arts. These jewelry are usually made with locally available materials with the use of primitive tools and techniques. Bone, stones, shells, woods, crude metals, are the most common materials which are used for making tribal jewelry. The unfinished and rough appearances of these jewelry are the main reasons for their use and demands. Each Indian tribal community, located in different locations, create and wear different kind of tribal jewelry. In Madhya Pradesh, people of Bastar tribes make jewelry from grass, cane and beads. In Sikkim, the Bhutia tribe makes use of gold, silver, zee stone and other materials for making jewelry. The North-eastern states hold rich variety of tribal jewelry especially the bamboo and cane jewelry. In Arunachal pradesh, tribes make use of copper, colorful beads, ivory. Etc, for making jewelry.
- Unique and handmade
- Unfinished and unrefined look
- Eye catchy and appealing
- Made of a variety of material
- Not much expensive