Green and red minakari bracelet. Handmade netted bracelet with red and green stones. Ethnic Indian meenakari bangle. Indian Jewelry. From Artikrti.
Gold finish brass bracelet with red and green stones. This bracelet is inspired by the meenakari work from a town called Jaipur which is characterized by reds, greens blacks and blues. This one takes the bindhi motif- in circular and leaf shapes and does a cute little contemporary take on that, giving the bracelet a modern party wear feel.
The bracelet bangle 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 6. For those not familiar with this sizing, not to worry. Take a look at the size details below.
Inner diameter of bangles-2.38" or 2 3/8" OR 6.1 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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