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Early 19th Century
Size: 9.5cm dia. – 3¾ ins dia.
Married women wear wrist ornaments of various kinds especially bangles that have amuletic properties,. Every religious community in India uses amuletic jewellery and a great variety of materials are used, the oldest being those natural substances found in the environment. The use of bells and balls in many forms of jewellery is typically Indian and it is claimed the origin of their use is the practice of Purdah, a custom among Muslim’s and Hindu’s in which married women are secluded from public sight and especially from men not related by blood or marriage. The jingling warns the men of a woman’s approach or presence.