Thursday, May 03, 2007

Bangles are forever...


When it's shopping on of the items on the list for window shopping is surely Bangles, A display of variety of Bangles in Shijavi nagar market...

Bangles are part of traditional Indian jewelry. In India, bangles are usually worn in pairs, one or more on each arm, and a single bangle is rarely sold. They are made of numerous precious as well as non-precious materials such as gold, silver, platinum, glass, wood, ferrous metals, plastic, etc. Most Indian women prefer wearing either gold or glass bangles or both in combination. Bangles made from plastic are slowly replacing those made by glass, but the ones made of glass are still preferred at traditional functions such as marriages and at festivals.

4 comments:

Sarita Thu May 03, 06:39:00 PM GMT+5:30  

somebody give me a grant and I will like to trace this magnificient tradition of bangles and its varieties

Kate Fri May 04, 07:00:00 AM GMT+5:30  

It's a beautiful and colourful display of a cultural practice. Nice!

Rajesh Dangi Fri May 04, 09:23:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Sarita ...Tathastu!! i.e. Aamen!

Thanks Kate...keeps me going!

Mónica Sat May 05, 05:36:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Lovely blog! Amazing pictures! I am hoping to see them all little by little. :-)

I've been hooked on your blog for the last 24 hours. Not the whole 24 hours, though!

Keep them coming!