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When the major festivals of the year are just around the corner, don’t you want to look like the most beautifully dressed girl in the town? But how will you look different if you wear accessories that are very common these days? It’s time for you to be a gold miner and dig into your mommy’s old jewellery box! We’re sure you’ll at least find one of these in there too! Traditional is the new contemporary, and here’s your ultimate guide to traditional jewellery for accessorizing each part of your body.
Jhoomar is a traditional, Mughal head-piece which adorned Mughal princesses and brides of that era. Unlike the maangtika, which is laid on the forehead in the middle of the eyebrows, this one dangles on the side of the hairline.
Karan phool has a lot of significance in Indian mythology. In Sanskrit, it means “ear flower”. It is a long dangling earring with a hook that is attached in the hair. It looks gorgeous with any ethnic attire and any hair style.
A “baju bandh” or “armlet” is worn around the arm instead of the wrist. It is an important part of the south-Indian wedding ornament set. Embellished with heavy stones, beads or diamonds, these are an integral part of the ‘sola shringar’ of the bride.
Haath phool is a very elegant piece of jewellery. In literal words, it means haath (hand) phool (jewellery). It is a beautiful line of design created around the wrist which is attached to the finger with a ring. It looks extremely rich and dainty. It is usually worn by a bride but can be donned by anyone.
Chabi challah is basically a gold or silver keychain holder, which the newly-wed bride of the house would get from her mother-in-law. In the yesteryears, it was carried by landladies and was a symbol of richness and status for those carrying a gold and studded challah.
A Kamarpatta is a chain worn around the waistline, usually over a saree. In a few cultures, it is an integral part of the wedding ornament. The traditional kamarpatta is thick, gold-plated, embellished and embossed with heavy and intricate designs. But these days, there are quite a few delicate kamarpattas too that make the Indian body look prettier.
Bichhiya is an Indian toe ring worn by married Indian women and is usually worn in a pair. But now it has also become a style statement.
With this guide to traditional jewellery, make the most of your mother’s old jewelry to look extremely chic and stunning on festivals!