Baju Band

A 23k gold flexible armlet, baju band. The baju band has narrow interlocking vertical gold units, and are joined with a thick rope of cotton threads on either side.

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SKU: 2112 Categories: , Item ID: 10370

Description

The tradition of wearing Baju bands was inherited by the Mughals from their ancestors, the Timurids. The word Baju band is derived from baju, meaning arm and band, meaning closers, and is worn on the upper arm. The most traditional form of the Baju band was composed of a large stone of exceedingly high quality, for example an emerald, which, in the days of the Mughals, came from Colombia via the Portuguese and flanked by two pearls.