Bangles and bracelets from ethnic communities are usually made of brass, copper or silver, or a silver alloy of many melted-down metals. Each piece is a showcase for the style of the designer, and many are signed, even if in the simple form of an individual’s signature scratch. These too are representative of status, wealth and geography. They jangle and jingle, to keep bad spirits away.
These are all vintage or antique silver bangles and bracelets, worn by villagers. They all have dings and dents, testimony to their journeys. Imagine how many loaves of bread were made, water urns carried, or babies delivered, while these beauties jangled on a hard working woman’s wrist.