In northern India, the waistband design is like a chain or multiple layers of chains that are connected at the ends and for its decoration small pendants and gems are used to make it more appealing. The material can be gold, silver or oxidized metal. These intricately designed Kamarband looks fabulous on a slim woman and accentuates her figure.
In the southern part of India however, the waistband design is more or less like a flexible belt. It is made up of gold or silver and has beautiful engravings on it to give the design a certain appeal. The waistband is not attire limited and can be worn with a Sari or a Lehenga though it is required that your waist is being shown in that attire. For auspicious occasions like weddings or traditional gatherings, combining ethnic Indian clothes with a sleek waistband will be a duo that will make you the attention grabber of the event.
An Aranjanam is another type of waistband that is given to babies of both genders in Southern India and is a very traditional part of the South Indian Jewellery. On the 28th day after the baby’s birth a ceremonial event is held called Irupathettu. In this ceremony the new-born baby is given name, eye makeup, its first jewellery and a meal of sweet porridge in the tradition to bring health and longevity to the child.
Modern Belly Chain
In Indian Jewellery anklets also known as “Payal” have a separate importance and are used to enhance the beauty and in Indian culture to attract the attention of the husband. It is normally a metallic string which is worn by married woman in India around the ankle in feet. Mostly, they are made of silver due to religious respect but there are nowadays gold anklets as well which increase the beauty.
Anklets have a multitude of variation in Indian Cultural Jewellery. Meenakari, which is known as the colouring of the metal surface is often used to make the payal more attractive. Beads pearls and small stones of different colours are also embedded to enhance the feature of the anklets. In Indian culture, this jewellery is gifted by a husband to his newly wed bride upon her arrival for the first time in his home. Anklets are also embellished with small tinkling bells to give them a distinct feature.
Decorating bride’s hands with beautifully crafted hath pools made of Kundan, Polki, and pearls.
The most significant trend that every bride is going to follow is designer Kaleera. This adds an inspiring look to traditional Indian costumed bride.
The perfect heavenly look is when the bride is wearing a set of mix and match handcuffs and bangles. This will make best appeal your bridal attire and give you a majestic look.