Suaimhneas |peace, tranquility, rest, comfort|
In the Yogavasistha, a Sanskrit text from the 17th century CE, Chudala uses her magickal powers to transform herself into a man by day and a woman by night. At sunset, Chudala says, “Alas...jewelry is growing right out of my body!” In this culture, jewelry has long been an essential part of a woman’s reality.
Every time I contemplate this story, I envision Chudala with earthy rings and anklets sprouting from her pores, the ancient mother bursting forth in the form of bijouterie.
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