A kalgi is an ornament that is usually attached on the front of the turban.
Kalgis are most often adorned during weddings by the groom and his entourage. During ancient times kings were known to wear kalgis on their zari turbans as well. This particular lot is a peacock inspired kalgi, set in gold and white metal. It is set with old cut diamonds with a single ruby for the eye and suspended with a pearl drop.
This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be
exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972.
(payment only in Indian Rupees)
Provenance : Originally from Bikaner State, currently from an important Mumbai based collection.