Indian has always been rich in its cultural heritage and values. Women of India have always had a unique way to décor themselves through gems and Jewels. One such peculiar Jewel is the Arm Band commonly known as the Bajuband or Armlets.
Bajuband is the ornament which is worn on the upper side of arms. Historically the armlets were worn by the men and still, we could see men wearing the arm ring in some tribal communities.
There are various names for this piece of Jewellery depending on its geographical location found. It mainly draws its names from the different states it belongs to. The designs and craftsmanship also change dramatically as it travels from state to state.
Different Names of Baju Band:
Vanki (Maharashtrian Bajuband): It has a very distinct and peculiar shape. Most commonly Maharashtrian Vaaki or dandpatti has pink colour stone studded in the middle and has pearl embellishment for the more enhanced look.
Balaiya (Gujarati Bajuband): In Gujarat, it’s called Balaiya. One can see its use during the famous dance of Gujarat called the “Garba”. Mostly in Gujarat women adorn themselves with Oxidized bajuband along with other oxidised jewellery. Oxidized baju band features beautiful intricate carving design on it and has excellent finishing.
Vankeelu (South Indian Bajuband): In Southern states of India Armlet is also known as Vankeelu. The design of this armband is peculiar and it has temple look. South Indian Bajuband is decorated with semi-precious stones and moti.
Rajputi Armband (Rajasthani Bajuband): Rajputi Bajuband is classic in design and it is perfect to get that royal look. In Rajasthan, the designs are made of long thin connecting wires. The designs in Rajasthan are inspired by the Moghul Style.
Different Designs & Types of Bajuband:
Almost all women get themselves adorned by the Bajuband. The Bajuband is made from a vast array of materials from Brass to Silver to Gold. We can also see innumerable varieties of craftsmanship.
Diamond Bajuband : Now in modern time’s diamond-studded bajuband has great demand. It looks outstanding when clubbed with party apparels.
Antique Bajuband : Antique bajuband is best to team with ethnic costumes for any occasion. Variety of designs is available online in antique bajuband.
Kundan Bajuband : Kundan bajuband is the best to get that royal look. It has enamel work on the back side which states that it’s a superior quality kundan ornament.
Coin Bajuband : Coin bajuband is the South Indian form of jewellery. The coins feature intricate carving of Goddess Laxmi and it is studded with pearls or polki stones.
Oxidized Bajuband : This type of bajuband is mostly suitable for Navratri festival. Women specially buy oxidized bajuband for garba.
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