One could easily get lost into a Raja Ravi Varma painting. The details are always executed with such precision, that reality does not seem far away. The sensible aesthetics painted to reflect everything that he saw, observed, into a tangible piece of art. Apart from the apparent beauty of the ladies he painted, there are always hidden details lingering around for the viewer, waiting to be noticed. When you study his paintings, you inevitably study the jewellery painted in it. You will find each of the women, whether in sorrow or happiness, wearing a male style necklace.
The term “Mala” refers to the Sanskrit word garland. Traditionally malas were strings with rosary beads in it. These were usually meant to aid one in prayer or meditation. A traditional wedding garland that the bride and groom give each other is also known as a mala. Although malas made out of rudraksha beads and other material are still in use, the core design of a mala has inspired male style necklaces.
A mala style necklace is a necklace that follows a frame of a garland and has beads or bead-like structure made out of metal. Depending on the weight and design, these mala necklaces can be worn on weddings or other occasions.