Terracotta jewellery is one of the oldest forms of jewellery in the world. Terracotta is an Italian word that means “cooked earth”. Its history dates back to the Harappa and Mohenjodaro civilization. There have been several ornaments like earrings, ear studs, necklaces, pendants, bangles and bracelets found by archaeologists. Clay bangles found in Harappa were coloured and well polished. Many terracotta figurines also have been unearthed that had elaborate depictions of artistic jewellery. The designs were mostly inspired by nature and depicted animals, leaves, flowers and then moved on to traditional motifs and elaborate patterns.