In India, bangle bracelets are often more than just fashion. They can signify a woman’s marital status, religion, or home village. On her wedding day, a bride’s friends and family may help her try to fit the smallest possible glass bangle on her wrist for good luck. This set of five bangles is handmade of small chips of plastic inlaid on brass. Made in Sarai Tareen in northern India, where more than half of the residents are craftspeople known for their jewelry made of horn, shell, wood, and metal.
Made in India. Set of five stackable bracelets. 1/8"W x 2 3/4" diameter.
East-West trade along the Silk Route had a
huge influence on Renaissance art in Europe, such as floral motifs borrowed from Chinese porcelain. These metal bangles are part of that cross-cultural tradition. Individual links strung on elastic look like a ...
In the 19th century, many rural women in
northwestern India wore ivory bangles from wrist to elbow as amulets for good health. Animal-conservation efforts have replaced ivory with mother-of-pearl and bone, as in these elegant brass-inlay bangles.
Sport some mix-and-match bling and let people know
that you stand with the world’s big cats. A set of three stretchy bracelets feature ivory- and amber-colored glass beads along with a zinc bead stamped on one side with the silhouette ...