Filigree work in India is called by the Persian term TARKASHI KAN. TAR means wire and TARKASH is wire drawer. In this delicate, time-consuming style of metalwork, jewellery is made entirely from gold or silver wire of high standard.
In India bangles and bracelets are the jewellery that has been crafted from the widest variety of materials, from terracotta and shell to lac and gold. The designs are even as various as the material, from simple plain circlets of metal to animal(heads). To the woman in India ornaments for the wrist have always been significant emblems of marriage. Woman in India never allows her arm to be completely bare.