Moha by Geetanjali to bring nature-inspired artisnal jewellery to Hyderabad
This weekend, connoisseurs of handcrafted silver jewellery can check out the Mumbai-based label, Moha by Geetanjali. The artisanal accessory brand, helmed by the self-taught designer Geetanjali Gondhale will be showing at a city-based exhibition, titled Aakruthi Vastra, organised by Crafts Council of Telangana at N Convention. Otherwise, the label mostly retails on their website. Up for sale are rare pieces inspired by nature and antiquated ornaments. At the expo, which will be held today and tomorrow, she will be presenting three collections apart from a few independent designs which are handcrafted by Maharashtra-based artisans in 925 sterling silver.
Ode to Goa
The first collection is called Goa, With Love where designs are themed around the Pre-Portuguese aesthetics of the place, dating back to the 10th century. “It is the label’s tribute to the breathtaking beauty of the coastal town where I stayed for two years,” says the owner of the two-year-old label who met with local historians and discussed ancient folklore before beginning work on her designs. The shoppers can expect to find earrings, necklaces and hairpins crafted in silver and studded with turquoise and coral stones.
The traditional route
The second collection is based on how seed pods look. A trekking enthusiast, Geetanjali found inspiration for this nature-inspired collection during her travels. Highlights from this collection include earrings, nose-pins and rings. The third collection is called Revival which attempts to reintroduce designs that were lost as karigars stopped creating them. Hence, you can spot rare ear pieces like Gili Ole, which was gifted to new brides in Karnataka. And that’s not all, there are independent designs like a set of naths and something for the men as well – edgy cufflinks and lapel pins crafted especially for the millennials.
Rs 800 onwards for nose pins