BEAD REPORT IX: Bangles and Beads, Part II

Francis Jr., Peter
September 1983
Ornament;Sep83, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p29
The article focuses on the ornaments used by the Indians. The tilaka and the mangalsutra are the symbols of a married woman. The tilaka is a red spot placed on the forehead of an Indian women and it may be made from sandalwood paste, saffron or lacs. The mangalsutra, also known as the marriage necklace, is made of glass beads called potti. However, the Rakhi is a bracelet given during the festival of the Raksha Bhandaan and it comes in various designs and symbols.


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