The Malligai in Indian Art

The malligai has been frequently portrayed in Indian art — in sculpture, painting, jewellery and various other forms of visual art.

The jasmine is also sometimes featured in traditional Indian jewellery, including necklaces and pendants. Such jewellery designs were evidently inspired by the portrayal of the flower in sculpture and painting.

Gardener Making a Jasmine Garland

Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple Chola Dynasty, Note the delicate double row jasmine chiseled necklace.