Our collection proudly showcases a rare and exquisite pair of vintage Todo or Kalla anklets, originating from the culturally rich region of Gujarat, India. These anklets transcend mere adornments; they are a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of generations past. Handcrafted with meticulous precision using solid silver and employing remarkable repousse and chasing techniques, they exemplify the unparalleled skill of artisans who have honed their craft over centuries.
Todo or Kalla anklets are more than just jewelry; they are a cultural symbol deeply rooted in history. Traditionally worn by the resilient Maldhari women, these anklets are renowned for their unique features. Serving as status symbols, they are worn during important celebrations, weddings, and festive occasions. Originally, women would protect their skin from the weight of these imposing anklets by wrapping cloth rags around their feet.
This particular pair of Todo anklets weighs over 800 grams (400+ grams each) and features stunning stylized Makara head patterns. While wearing them as anklets today might pose a challenge due to their weight, these pieces also serve as exquisite decorative works of art and can be worn as striking hand kadas.
This piece is perfect for those who appreciate the legacy of Gujarat's craftsmanship and are prepared to embrace the grandeur of these remarkable heritage pieces. Owning a pair of vintage Todo or Kalla anklets is akin to holding a piece of history in your hands. These anklets have borne witness to generations of traditions, celebrations, and the passage of time. As you adorn yourself with these anklets, you not only embrace their aesthetic beauty but also become a custodian of Gujarat's cultural legacy.
. The price is for one piece only.
Closed Size 2.5. Fits upto size 2.7
Opens with a screw
Store in a separate box. Keep away from fragrance and water.
The price is for one piece only. Since these are sourced vintage pieces, the exact percentage of silver is unknown. Also the dents, the marks, the irregularities all add to the charm and tell a story of where it comes from.