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Bangles are a part of traditional Indian jewelry .Bangles is usually worn in pairs by women, one or more on each arm. In many cultures, especially in the South Asia and in Arabian Peninsula, bangles have evolved into various types in which different ones are used at different occasions.
Bangles and Bracelets are very famous in todays Fashion Jewelery not only in India but also in Pakistan.
Bangles and Bracelets has become an attraction for ladies in parties, weddings, and formal gatherings in India, Pakistan, Canada, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Germany and several other countries all over the world.
Bangles and Bracelets are available according to the latest fashion trends in Pakistan.
In India, these nose rings differ from region to region. Some refer it as nath, some as bulaag, some as nathni, some as long and some as nose pin. It is one traditional art, which got a very late popularity in west. Earlier these rings or studs were made in silver or gold with diamond or other precious stone embellishments, but today, with the change in time and fashion these ornaments are available in common metals like steel, copper, bronze etc.
As the fields of mustard crop and the Amaltas trees start taking a yellow hue; as the chilly winds get replaced by cool breeze, the sky in northern India suddenly witnesses an eruption of colour. The scene is magical—hundreds of four-sided blocks of fields in all possible colours, shapes and sizes, dancing against a blue backdrop! This is the onset of the spring season or “Basant”, which heralds hope. And what better way to welcome the season of colour than by flying kites?
Traditionally, the 5th of the lunar month of Magha (which falls between mid-January to mid-February) is celebrated as Basant Panchmi. The day is especially popular in north-west part of the Indian sub-continent and areas now falling into East and West Punjab . Suddenly, the rooftops in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Lahore in Pakistan come alive with people of all age groups, their eyes and necks angled skywards.
Rangoli, one of the most beautiful and most pleasing art forms of India, is comprised of two words, ‘rang’ meaning ‘color’ and ‘aavalli’ meaning colored creepers’ or ‘row of colors’. Rangoli basically comprises of the art of making designs or patterns on the walls or the floor of the house, using finely ground white powder along with different colors. Numerous households in the Indian subcontinent make use of Rangoli designs for decorating the courtyard of their house.