Maharashtrian necklace Tanmani is one of the most beautiful ornaments in the traditional list of jewellery from this region. A unique set of pearls are woven into a couple of strings and beautiful pendant is hung in the middle of the necklace which has many gemstones and crystals studded over it. It can also be called as layered pearls choker which women pair with their traditional Maharashtrian jewellery.
Tanmani is gifted to women who are getting married as it is a symbol of conjugal life of a woman. Tanmanis are usually worn on special occasions. A Tanmani necklace can have different shapes of designs in the pendant and can also be decorated with stones, diamonds, etc. The width and length of the Tanmani pendant may differ. It can be very broad as well as have some good length may be there if there are hangings at the bottom of the pendant.
The most common style of a Tanmani necklace is with white pearls and red stones used in the pendant as well as all through the strings of the necklace amongst the pearls. Multi-coloured stones or one colour of stone could be used to decorate the pendant. This is a true representation of the Peshwa style of wearing jewellery where the women would wear Tanmani necklace with their sarees during public appearances and events.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tanmani?
This could be called the jewel of Maharashtra because of its special make and style. The Tanmani is a style of necklace with red and white coloured stones and is further decorated with different sizes of pearls woven into the strings of the necklace. This is a very Peshwa style of necklace popularly worn by women in Maharashtra. The Tanmani necklace could be short or mid-length and have ethnic motifs in the pendants of goddess Lakshmi, flowers, leaves, etc.