Spiral Bangles- Set of four. Indian Jewelry. Handmade bracelet Minakari. Ethnic Indian bangles. Red & green minakari bracelets. From Artikrti.
This bangles set is inspired by the meenakari work from a town called Jaipur which is characterized by reds, greens and blues. However, this one is minimalist minakari because just tiny little touches of red and green decorate this spiral set of four bracelet bangles.
The bangle set is a beautiful example of a centuries old craft done for today's woman- in a striking contemporary design. The pictures say it better than words- party wear for the fashionista.
Meenakari, also called enamelling, is the art of decorating a metal surface by fusing mineral substances to it. Meenakari was introduced to India by the Mughal kings in the early 16th century. So, this delicately designed bracelet comes from workmanship which dates back to some 400 hundred years.
The meenakari work is very similar in craftsmanship to the miniature design and coloring on the famous Faberge eggs. The design is etched into the metal and then the 'meenakar' or the artist applies the color that has to be fired [at 750 to 850 degrees Centigrade], for it to be fixed onto the metal. Once cooled, it is then burnished or polished with agate and tamarind solution.
India’s textile, fabric, jewellery & craft traditions go down centuries- the talent of the craftsman and his or her dedication to the craft, passed on from one generation to another. A weave, a mix of colors, a design or a motif, a print, a piece of applique work- each a labor of love for the artisan
Artikrti’s [meaning 'artistic creations'] mission is to take the fascinating kaleidoscope that is India and get the world outside to experience it. And add a stroke of beauty that’s different, to each woman’s life- to her personal beauty and her home.
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The fine print:
If you are very familiar with standard bangle sizes, this is size 2 x 8. For those not familiar with this sizing, not to worry. Take a look at the size details below.
Inner diameter of bangles- 2.5" or 2 4/8" OR 6.3 cms. [Inner dimension]
Best way to see if this fits you is to take a bangle or a bracelet that you currently wear and measure the diameter and ensure that your size is the same or smaller than the diameter mentioned above.
Colors may vary from the digital photograph above
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