Pair of Open Worked Gold Bangles
Pair of Open Worked Gold Bangles, KADA, kundan set with white sapphires and dark blue enamel-glass. The rim is decorated with a webbing of tight knitted pearls, moti jali.
These bangles are an example of one of many Indian wedding ornaments. All matrimonial ornaments and Jewellery have the basic function of protecting against evil spirits. The forms of Jewellery and ornaments also indicate the wearers geographical place of origin, religion and also caste. In some areas, the primary marriage symbol ornament must be of gold, a metal considered to be ritually pure and sacred to the gods.