Pair of Baju bands
Pair of 23ct gold armlets, BAJU BANDS, set with parab cut saphires. The reverse is decorated with multicolored enamel, depicting birds and flowers.
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.