The Lydia Bangles

€30

Set of 6 Indian Vintage Bangles

Handmade in Delhi

Varnished Brass 

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Delhi Bangles (set of 6)

Bangles are one of the most important ornaments that an Indian woman can wear and have always been a key part of their culture. They are featured in scores of Bollywood movies as well as many famous Indian folk songs. Bangles are traditionally a part of the solah shringar, the sixteen basic steps a woman can take towards beautifying herself from head to toe. The bracelet is an especially important accessory for fiancées: it is mandatory for newlyweds and soon-to-be-brides to wear several of them, which suggests the long life of the husband, good fortune, and prosperity. Every region has a separate set of rituals that are associated with this piece of jewelry, but ladies everywhere sport the smallest possible bangles, worn with the help of oil, to wish themselves a married life full of love and affection. In Indian culture, different colors traditionally signify different things - in this case, red indicates energy and luck whilst gold is the ultimate symbol of wealth and success.

 

The Voyage Collection

Princesse Décadente believes objects with past lives have a certain depth that can be felt and shared. Every jewel and accessory has its own story, and if you listen closely enough it will tell you of the hands that held it and those which lovingly created it. Princesse Décadente loves traveling and celebrating the cultural diversity of communities around the world, where artisans incorporate traditional craft methods into stylish, unique products that protect their cultural heritage and allow us to enjoy the skill and beauty of their expertise. The Voyage Collection is the result of the countless trips taken by Princesse Décadente all over the world. Here, she brings you a selection of the treasures she found and fell in love with during her travels.

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