NAMASTE Traditional Indian Bangle Bracelet
NAMASTE Traditional Indian Bangle Bracelet
Handcrafted Traditional Indian Bangle Bracelets
Traditional Indian bangle bracelets hold a significant place in Indian culture and are cherished for their unique craftsmanship and symbolism. These bracelets are typically handmade in India, using a combination of tree gum and crystals. Creating a stunning piece of jewelry that beautifully adorns the wrists of Indian brides on their special day.
BeachCandy appreciates the tremendous history of Indian fashion and how the relationship between apparel and culture is significant. For Indian brides, these bangle bracelets carry immense sentimental value. They are not merely accessories; they are cherished heirlooms that connect generations. Passed down from mother to daughter, these bangles represent the continuity of family traditions and the sacred bond between loved ones.
The word NAMASTE holds deep cultural and spiritual significance in India.
It is a traditional greeting, often accompanied by a slight bow and folded hands, symbolizing respect and honor. The inclusion of the word "Namaste" in sparkling crystals on these bangle bracelets further enhances their cultural value. This intricate detail serves as a reminder of the spiritual essence and reverence that permeates Indian culture.
From the apparel down to the accessories, every careful detail of finely articulated Indian products are composed with beautiful organic artistry. We have formed close relationships with local artisans in India and are looking forward to sharing our collaborative work together.
As of our newest collection, BeachCandy is proud to introduce our traditional Indian bangle. Not only does this piece have an enchanting beauty but carries a beautiful background and process of craftsmanship. The traditional Indian bangle is one of the most prized pieces in the Be the Change collection.
As a brand, we are inspired by Indian craftsmanship and are proud to present these items as a tribute to our transition to non-toxic living. Our new traditional Indian bangle is a piece that masters the beauty of appreciating the mix of style and culture. Each traditional Indian bangle is unique in its own look. Details like the colors, shapes, and crystals of every bangle have a type of quality that cannot be easily replicated.
- Handmade in India
- Made with tree gum (no plastics)
- A traditional Indian bangle style
- Lined with sparkling crystals all around each bangle
- Unique designs for each bangle
- Limited quantity
Our traditional Indian bangles will be made with beautiful hearts and NAMASTE coated around each bangle. The boho-chic piece is bound to spruce up any plain outfit you have waiting for something extraordinary…
With the purchase of a traditional Indian bangle, not only will you be supporting the production of sustainable pieces. But will also be ethically supporting an entire family of artisans in India. While crafting new products, sustainability, and ethical aspects are always at the front of our minds at BeachCandy.
As we support local artisans around the world, their hard work and dedication to creating new products is recognized and fairly compensated. So, with the purchase of only one bangle, their efforts become justified to help support their families.
The traditional Indian bangle has a great level of beauty, history, and distinctiveness. It has a long and special background in Indian culture that is practiced by people all over the world. The value that the traditional Indian bangle has ultimately represented what Indian customs are and how it plays a large factor in their lives.
History and Making of Indian Bangles
To gain more of an understanding of the traditional Indian bangle, let’s dive into the history and making of the piece. The traditional Indian bangle actually originates back to the Mauryan Empire. Bangles were identified as the oldest form of human accessory based on a British archeologist finding of a 4500-year-old statue known as the “Dancing Girl.” This statue portrays a young girl with nothing but bangles that fill the entirety of her arm.
One can date back to ancient times in India when men and women were wreathing their arms with bangles of all kinds of shapes, colors, and sizes. Although bangles were used as a form of representing prominence, they have had varying degrees of roles in Indian culture. Since ancient Indian times, people have transformed and shaped bangles to fit their region's customs in different ways. For example, the Northern India and Southern India regions would differ in what bangles would mean to them.
Today, many women wear bangles on their wedding days with different colors to represent certain meanings. Bangles can be worn to symbolize aspects that would benefit a bride during and after her marriage, all of which are based on the color of each individual bangle of course.
Meanings Behind What Bangles Can Symbolize:
- New Beginnings
Bangles are a huge part of Indian culture as they have more meaning than a simple accessory to an outfit. The history and customs date back to times when symbolism was heavily relied on and depended on for a well-rounded and full life.
Behind the Making of Bangles
Traditional Indian bangle bracelets hold a significant place in Indian culture and are cherished for their unique craftsmanship and symbolism. These bracelets are typically handmade in India, using a combination of tree gum and crystals, creating a stunning piece of jewelry that beautifully adorns the wrists of Indian brides on their special day.
Steps Behind Traditional Indian Bangle Creation:
- Tree gum is stuck onto a wooden rod to form a cylinder shape.
- Using hot coal, tree gum is heated over to be constantly pressed where it will start to take shape.
- Whilst heating over hot coal, the desired color is inserted at the same time.
- After the color is set, the gum is shaped as the semi-final thin coil bangle and is removed from the gum rod tool. Depending on the desired design, the width, size, and thickness of each bangle will vary.
- Once the heating process is complete. Some final shape adjustments are done using a wooden beam to adjust it further into shape and the bangles are set for drying.
- After drying, the bangles are decorated with beads, crystals, pearls, and more. The stones are heated over a plate on a small burner to melt them onto the tree gum bangle one by one.
The entire process of creating the traditional Indian bangles takes precision and time. Indian artisans dedicate themselves to the amount of work it takes to complete each previous bangle bracelet to the next. One can recognize that the making of each Indian bangle is made with careful focus on accuracy to continue this long-living tradition that the Indian culture has enhanced since ancient times.
Supporting Small Batch Artisans in India
It may be tempting to ask, why support artisans, and does it truly make a difference?
Supporting artisans will undoubtedly make a difference in the world today if we become more accustomed to it. By supporting people who focus on handmade craftsmanship, we are gaining back a variety of qualities that a machine wouldn’t ever be able to offer. The time, background, and storytelling aspects of artisan-made pieces are enough to immediately give your item weight and value. Consider the major differences that it would make if you started to buy from artisans today.
- Quality is significantly improved
- Helping artisans support their families
- Reduces impact on the environment
- Artisanal craftsmanship is sustainable and ethical
- Products have a unique and distinctive value
- Eliminates the support of toxic fast fashion practices
- Preserves ancient cultures / prevents cultural extinction
Our Love for Non-Toxic Living
As BeachCandy makes its way toward more sustainable and ethically conscious choices. We recognize the world of artisans and hope to bring their hard work into the light of our BC community. It is important to us that we inspire our customers to make sustainable choices when buying.
This limited edition traditional Indian bangle exposes the ornate craftsmanship of India. We value every individual that creatively embarks on a handmade journey with our brand. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to join in on an abundance of beautifully articulated Indian bangle pieces.
Many brides continue to wear these bangles long after their wedding. Treasuring them as a symbol of the lifelong commitment they have made. The beauty of these bangle bracelets lies not only in their ornate design but also in the stories they carry.
Each bracelet represents the labor of love poured into its creation, the heritage it embodies and the dreams of the wearer. It encapsulates the essence of Indian culture, tradition, and the celebration of love.
In conclusion, traditional bangles made of tree gum and crystals are truly extraordinary pieces of jewelry to collect. Handmade in India with great care and precision, these bracelets hold immense cultural and emotional significance for Indian brides. Adorned with sparkling crystals and the word "Namaste," they symbolize love, respect, and the continuity of family traditions. Worn during weddings and cherished as heirlooms, these bangle bracelets are a testament to the rich cultural heritage of India.
The History of BeachCandy Since 2011
What began as a local swim shop founded upon the dream that all women could feel confident in a swimsuit. 12 years later, we have a new vision for the brand, non-toxic organic fashion of remarkable beauty. We invite you to follow along as we travel the world in search of small batch organic artisans who need our support most.
BeachCandy Size Guide
At BeachCandy, we believe all women deserve to shine their absolute brightest. From our ethically handcrafted American-made products to our signature Swarovski beading and now upgrading into the world of natural fiber organics. Experience our promise of quality over everything -- each and every design detail rooted in extreme quality and lasting power.
What began in 2011, as a famed custom swimsuit shop in Corona Del Mar, California is now packaged and shipped around the globe. Ultimately, we know what it takes to provide supreme support & coverage without compromising style. If you are looking to end the compromise when shopping, this is the woman-owned brand for you.
Our Signature Swarovski Candy beading is just one detail that ensures our customers feel exquisite in our famous swimsuits. When it comes to our world famous fit we are the best in the business. Tried, tested, and true on countless women from around the world. Our brand is built upon over a decade of fitting room feedback from women worldwide.
We recommend that you take your measurements first, then find your size on our chart above. See image that demonstrates how and where to measure yourself to find your perfect fit. If you have any doubts or questions about sizing, please feel free to contact our expert tailors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plant-Dyed Organic Garment Care Instructions
How maintain your long lasting sustainable natural fiber garments — learn how to take care of your products, while extending their lifecycle and vibrant colors.
— When it comes to washing your garment, you will want to wash on the “delicate” setting in cold water. Once complete, hang or lay your garment in the shade to dry.
— With all organic plant-dyed pieces, there is a possibility of natural bleed from the garment. Wearing your garment multiple times in between washes can help to prevent over-washing. We highly recommend using chemical-free detergent to keep these precious non-toxic garment pristine — even add a splash of white vinegar to preserve the color.
— When it comes to ironing your BTC organics, you will want to do so on the ‘wool setting’ of your iron. This allows the job to get done, while treating the fiber with gentle care.
Be the Change Organics provide high frequency fashion made from natural fibers with benefits of sustainability, improved comfort, scientifically elevates your vibration (frequency), and reduces your exposure to harmful chemicals.
BeachCandy Swimwear Care Instructions
BeachCandy swim is carefully handcrafted locally in Los Angeles, made to last season after season when cared for properly.
Start by filling a basin with enough water to cover your swimwear. Soak your swimsuit with a capful of swimwear cleanser and repeat this hand wash process after each use and only in cool water.
Work the suds into and through the suit to clean all areas. We recommend soaking the swimsuit for 20-30 minutes until it does not smell like chlorine or the beach any longer. Hang it to dry naturally in a shady cool place.
Do not wring, wrap in a towel, or put in a plastic bag when wet. Chlorine and chemical exposure may increase the chances of damaging your suit. Rough surfaces, and/or heat may also shorten the life of your swimsuit fabric and Swarovski candy. We also recommend that you don’t accidentally toss your BeachCandy in a washing machine, dryer, or spot clean with harsh chemicals.