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Bangles

Bangles are rigid  by South Asian women in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is common to see a new bride wearing glass bangles at her Wedding, the traditional view is that the honeymoon will end when the last one breaks. It also have a very traditional value in Hinduism and it is considered inauspicious to be bare armed for a married woman may also be worn by young girls and made of gold or silver are preferred for toddlers.

They are also known as Nepali: Chura, Bengali: churi, Hendi: Choodi, Urdu: بنګړې‎ and Balochi: بنگڑي Bangří‎‎.

Some men wear a single Bangles on the arm or Wrist called kada or kara. In Sikhiam, the father of a Sikh bride will give the groom a gold ring, a Kara (steel or iron), and a mohera. Chooda is worn by Punjabi women on her wedding day. It is a

Bracelets usually from metal, wood, glass or plastic. They are traditional ornaments worn mostly set of white and red with stone work. According to tradition, a woman is not supposed to buy the bangles she will wear.

History

It made from sea 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).

Types of bangles

There are two basic types of bangles: a solid cylinder type and a split cylindrical spring opening/closing type. The primary distinguishing factor between these is the material used to make that 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 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 it. The rareness of a color and its unique value also increase the value.

It 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 hot kilns. Among the recent kinds are rubber, worn more like a wrist band by youngsters, and plastic ones which add a trendy look.

Normally, it worn by people around the world is simply an inflexible piece of jewelry worn around the wrist. However, in many cultures, especially in the South Asian, they have evolved into various types in which different ones are used at different occasions.

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