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Interesting Facts, Significance of Indian Glass Bangles : How are Glass Bangles Made!
What Are ' Glass Bangles' And Why To Wear Them?
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- Bangles are decorative, circular shaped wrist ornament, which are made of Gold, Silver, other metals, plastic, wood, beads, glass etc. and women love to wear it as part of Indian tradition.
- Out of this glass bangles are considered the most auspicious and thus are popularly worn by women.
- Most women combine gold bangles along with glass bangles.
- In some parts of India such as Bengal and Orissa, Seashell bangles are worn by married women along with a red bangle.
- While in South India, gold bangles are worn more prominently.
- Bangles are different from bracelets, since they are not flexible.
- Bangles are available in the market in different sizes and girls and women of all age groups wear it.
- Bangles are worn by married women not only to adorn the hands but because it is considered auspicious.
Glass Bangles are fragile and thus have to be 'handled with care'.
This symbolizes 'Life' and 'Relationships', which are to be 'handled with care' in the same way.
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Significance of 'Glass Bangles'! Why To Wear Them Even If They Are So Fragile?
♣ The beauty, elegance and sound of 'Glass Bangles' is unmatched and they are available in numerous colors to match the Saree or Anarkalis or other Indian dresses.
♣ The thinner the bangles, the more melodious sound it produces, when women wear it.
♣ The sound produced by the glass bangles, when worn by the woman in a home, keeps the negative energy away and brings positive energy all around.
♣ According to Ayurveda, gold and silver provide energy to the body especially bones. When women wear bangles made by these, they have a positive impact on the women's wrist bones, which become weaker as she ages.
♣ 'Glass Bangles' add to a women's personality and this reflects her sensitive heart and love for close ones.
♣ The fragile 'Glass Bangles' are symbolic to stress the fragile characteristics of 'Life' and 'Relationships.'
♣ Therefore we must take proper care of both, just as we care for the glass, so that it does not break.
What are 'Lac Bangles':
- 'Lac' is also used to make bangles in many parts of India.
- Each piece of bangle is made with lot of labor and passion for this traditional art of bangle making.
- Traditional and classic, these bangles are studded with semi precious or precious stones, beads, cut glasses etc.
- They are made to suit different formal occasions as well as for regular wear. So one can find some gorgeous colored 'Lac bangles' studded with precious stones for wedding or special occasions.
- Lac bangles are considered auspicious in many parts of India. They are believed to be a sign of good omen and are worn by married women on all auspicious occasions.
- Most popular colors among 'Lac bangles' are red, yellow, green, pink, maroon, golden, silver etc.
Your favourite wrist ornament--
Bangle Making: A Traditional Indian Art!
ψ Bangles are not worn today just for its auspicious significance. They are in fact style statements and women do not mind paying more for their special or customized bangles.
ψ And why not----Lot of love, labor, creative thinking and passion is involved in making each piece of bangle.
ψ Most of this traditional art is given shape by hand only. Artisans work on furnace with special tools to make these dream bangles.
ψ Transporting these bangles is a tough job and the bangles are packed with care in individual paper cardboard boxes from factories to the shops.
ψ According to Indian culture and traditions, Bangles are not worn just as decorative ornaments but they are a symbol of marriage, just as the wedding ring in the Western countries.
ψ They are believed to bring good fortune and sound health for the husband. They are believed to fill the married life with love and affection.
Enjoy the video about how bangles are made!
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Making of 'Lac Bangles', source: You tube
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