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Nose ring, bulak

Nose ring, bulak

  • Place of origin:

    Himachal Pradesh (made)

  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold and enamel, Wirework and granulation

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W. Ganguly

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gold bulak of a crescent-shaped form with a short u-shaped loop for the right nostril. The piece has a gold sheet at the back onto which is applied patterns of granulation and wirework with a pale blue enamel crescent with irregular gold spots under a tear-drop shape filled with dark blue enamel.

Place of Origin

Himachal Pradesh (made)


20th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Gold and enamel, Wirework and granulation


Weight: 6.1 g, Height: 4.7 cm, Width: 3.1 cm

Object history note

Dr Ganguly purchased this noe ornament from Michael Beste, a jewellery dealer, in December 2008

Descriptive line

Nose ring, bulak in gold and enamel from Himachal Pradesh

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p.63, illus
Ganguly, W., Nose Rings of India, Delhi, 2015




South & South East Asia Collection

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