Saturday, July 29, 2006


Bangles are ornaments worn mainly by women on their arms and wrists. They are usually circular in shape, and, unlike bracelets, are not flixible.
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.

Gold bangles are most popular with indian women. They range from plain and simple to extremely artistic and intricate. They are often studded with precious and semi-precious stones such as
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10 comments: Sat Jul 29, 11:17:00 PM GMT+5:30  

for someone - who is dying - to touch indian soil - your pics make me feel as if i am already there -

fida . . .

Anonymous Sat Jul 29, 11:41:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Bangles in Bangalore! Nice post. Thanks. (Nice blog.)

Kate Sun Jul 30, 07:07:00 AM GMT+5:30  

I like everything about the shot: perspective, subject, colors...

Unknown Sun Jul 30, 11:39:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Thanks...keeps me going!!

Kris Sun Jul 30, 03:20:00 PM GMT+5:30  

if ever i set foot in india (fingers crossed), i think all my travel money will be spent on gems like these.

Lisi Sun Jul 30, 08:13:00 PM GMT+5:30  

great shot!

Sally Mon Jul 31, 02:46:00 PM GMT+5:30  

I love bangles and seeing people wear them, but either don;t have the self-confidnce, or the occasion to wear them myself - so thanks for the cultural insight :-)

Anonymous Thu Aug 03, 12:27:00 AM GMT+5:30  

I can't wait to travel to India one day and I will definately go crazy with all the jewerly (especially bangles) to buy and wear. So many colors, so little time.....:)

jenni Thu Aug 03, 12:47:00 AM GMT+5:30  

beautiful bangles!
and such a wonderful, informative blog as well!

all of your posts are equally informative and a joy to read.

Passante Thu Aug 03, 06:30:00 AM GMT+5:30  

What a gorgeous image.