Munnu: Vision and Passion

Munnu: Vision and Passion

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Exhibition Catalog

Usha R. Balakrishnan. World Diamond Museum, London, 2021.

252 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 31 x 31 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9781838048419

Munnu: Vision & Passion traces the creativity and vivacity of the late Munnu Kasliwal. Kasliwal's magical designs put The Gem Palace, his family's jewelry house, and India on the fashion map of the jewelry world. The book follows the design journey of Munnu Kasliwal of The Gem Palace Jaipur, a jewelry house synonymous with luxury, sophisticated style, striking statement pieces, and exquisite craftsmanship. Munnu: Vision & Passion chronicles the metamorphosis of The Gem Palace from a local jewelry firm to an international jewelry house, an evolution synchronous with Munnu's life. From the creation of the 'T-shirt' necklace to dreaming up settings that fused gemstone and metal in unique ways, Munnu produced a new genre of jewels that bridged the historical past with an uber-stylish present. While Munnu loved and admired traditional Indian opulence and grandeur, he brought a unique vision and passion, a rare sensibility and elegance to all his designs, establishing his unique style. To Munnu, a piece of jewelry was a beautiful creation, to be liberated from the confines of the conventional. Published as a tribute to Munnu, this book documents his design journey for more than two decades.

Subject Headings: Asian Art (Western Style) ; Non-Western in a Western Style ; Western Art -- India -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 -- Jewelry -- Decorative Arts and Design --

Artist(s): Kasliwa, Munnu

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