Bangle3 November 2011
Bangles are part of traditional Indian jewelry. They are usually worn in pairs by women, one or more on each arm. Most Indian women prefer wearing either gold or glass bangles or combination of both. Inexpensive bangles from plastic are slowly replacing those made by glass, but the ones made of glass are still preferred at traditional occasions such as marriages and on festivals.
The designs range from simple to intricate handmade designs, often studded with precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, gems and pearls. Sets of expensive bangles made of gold and silver make a jingling sound. The imitation jewelry, tend to make a tiny sound when jingled.
Some men wear a single bangle on the arm or wrist called as kada or kara. In Sikhism, The father of a Sikh bride will give the groom a gold ring, a kara (steel or iron bangle), and a mohra. Chooda is a kind of bangle that is worn by Punjabi women on her wedding day. It is a set of white and red bangles with stone work. According to tradition, a woman is not supposed to buy the bangles she will wear
Bangles—made from shell, copper, bronze, gold, agate, chalcedony etc.—have been excavated from multiple archaeological sites throughout India. A figurine of a dancing girl—wearing bangles on her left arm— has been excavated from Mohenjo-daro (2600 BC).
Other early examples of bangles in India include copper samples from the excavations at Mahurjhari—soon followed by the decorated bangles belonging to the Mauryan empire (322–185 BCE), and the gold bangle samples from the historic site of Taxila (6th century BCE). Decorated shell bangles have also been excavated from multiple Mauryan sites. Other features included copper rivets and gold-leaf inlay in some cases.
Types of bangles
A solid cylinder type; and a split, cylindrical spring opening/closing type. The materials used are usually vary from glass, jade, metal, even rubber or plastic. Bangles made from gold are considered the most expensive ones.
One factor that adds to the price of the bangles is the artifacts or the work done further on the metal. This includes embroidery or small glass pieces or paintings or even small hangings attached to the bangles. The rareness of a color also increases the value. Bangles made from lac are one of the oldest ones. It is clay like material molded. The recent discovery are the rubber bangles that are worn more like a wrist band by youngsters while the plastic ones are there to add the trendy look.
Sejarah Ikat Pinggang
Ikat pinggang atau sabuk adalah pita fleksibel, biasanya terbuat dari kulit atau pakaian keras, dan dikenakan di sekitar pinggang.
Tips Penyimpanan Perhiasan
Seperti halnya pakaian, penyimpanan perhiasan juga diperlukan supaya bisa dipakai dalam waktu yang lama.
Teknik Headband sebagai Aksesoris Wanita
Headband adalah aksesoris wanita berupa hiasan rambut yg bisa menutupi bad hair day dan membuat pemakainya tampil beda.
Jenis Tas Wanita
Tas wanita menjadi salah satu benda penting bagi wanita, dari yang fungsinya ‘hanya’ untuk menyimpan benda-benda bawaan, melengkapi penampilan sampai menaikkan prestise seseorang.
A finger ring is a circular band worn as a type of ornamental jewelry around a finger. Other types of metal bands worn as ornaments are also called rings, such as arm rings and neck rings. Rings are worn by both men and women and can be of any quality. Rings can be made of metal, plastic, wood, bone, glass, gemstone or other materials