We receive many queries from Odissi Dancers across the globe about Odissi Dance costume jewellery. Dancers want to know what the traditional Odissi Dance costume jewellery is, and which pieces of the Odissi Dance Jewellery Sets are available in Silver Filigree.
So we thought it would be good write a blog on Odissi Dance Jewellery Sets that are so meticulously and passionately handcrafted by our artisans in Cuttack. After all, the hard work done by our artisans deserves to be shown to the world, especially to the patrons of the oldest dance form in India.
Odissi (Orissi) dance is an Indian classical dance form from Odisha. It is the oldest surviving dance form of India. Archeological evidence of Odissi dance dates back to 2nd century BC, and is found in the carvings of the Khandagiri and Udaigiri Caves in Bhubaneswar. Odissi dance started as a court dance with King Kharavela as its biggest patron. Odissi dance gained popularity as a temple dance with the temple maidens or Devadasis performing the dance in the temples as a religious offering to Gods. Odissi dance epitomizes the love of Krishna and Radha.
Silver filigree jewellery is an integral part of the Odissi dance costume.