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Bangles are traditionally rigid bracelets that are usually made of metal, wood, glass or plastic. These ornaments are worn mostly by women in the Indian Subcontinent, Southeastern Asia and Africa. It is common to see a bride wearing glass bangles at her wedding in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and other Asian countries. Bangles may also be worn by young girls and bangles made of gold or silver are preferred for toddlers.
There are two basic types of bangles: a solid cylinder type; and a split, cylindrical spring opening/closing type(Dori and kori bangles). The primary distinguishing factor between these is the material used to make the bangles. This may vary from anything from glass to jade to metal to lac and even rubber or plastic.
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 that are attached to the bangles. The rareness of color and its unique value also increase the value. Bangles made from lac are one of the oldest types and among the most brittle. Lac is a resinous material, secreted by insects, which is collected and molded-in
Normally, a bangle worn by people around the world is simply an inflexible piece of jewelry worn around the wrist. However, in many cultures, especially those from Indian cultures and the broader Indian subcontinent, bangles have evolved into various types in which different ones are used on different occasions.
Following are some popular designs of bangles in India:-
- Jadau Bangles (Also known as Kundan).
- Meenakari Bangles.
- Lac or Lakhs Bangles.
- Dori and kori Bangles.
Bangles, in India, usually used by married women or girls. A church is a set of Bangles traditionally worn by a bride on her wedding day and for a period after, especially in Punjabi weddings.
hot kilns to make these bangles. Among the recent kinds are rubber bangles, worn more like a wristband by youngsters, and plastic ones which add a trendy look.
Aari work involves a hook, plied from the top but fed by silk thread from below with the material spread out on a frame. This movement creates loops, and repeats of these lead to a line of chain stitches. The fabric is stretched on a frame and stitching is done with a long needle ending with a hook such as a crewel, tambour (a needle similar to a very fine crochet hook but with a sharp point) or Luneville work. The other hand feeds the thread from the underside, and the hook brings it up, making a chain stitch, but it is much quicker than chain stitch done in the usual way: looks like machine-made and can also be embellished with sequins and beads – which are kept on the right side, and the needle goes inside their holes before plunging below, thus securing them to the fabric. there are many types of materials used like zari threads, embellishments,sequins, etc..
Aari embroidery is practiced in various regions such as in Kashmir and Kutch (Gujarat) in this case its used in Bangles.
Practiced by the Lambada gypsy tribes of Andhra Pradesh, Banjara embroidery is a mix of applique with mirrors and beadwork. Bright red, yellow, black and white coloured cloth is laid in bands and joined with a white criss-cross stitch. The Banjaras of Madhya Pradesh who are found in the districts of Malwa and Nimar have their own style of embroidery where designs are created according to the weave of the cloth, and the textured effect is achieved by varying colours and stitches of the geometric patterns and designs. Motifs are generally highlighted by cross-stitch.
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