Sunday, April 21, 2013

Kamarband - waist ban

 In the earlier times, the bride used to wear the kamarband around her waist. A heavy piece of jewelry, it was meant to support the wedding dress and keep in place. These days, it might or might not be worn by the bride.

One of the most unique jewelry in India is the waistband. Popularly known by the names of "Kamarband" or "Tagdi", the Indian waistband is a beautiful piece of ornament that is worn around the waist and it rests delicately just below the waistline. An intricately designed Kamarband looks fabulous on a slim woman and accentuates her figure. Though essentially used in a wedding or a dance program, waistbands have evolved with time and still exist in Indian urban colonies.

The style of the waistband differs from place to place and essentially from north to south. In north, the waistband is like a chain or layers of chains connected at the ends and decorated with small pendants or gems. The material can be gold, silver or oxidized metal. In the south, the waistband is more or less like a flexible belt made of gold or silver with beautiful engravings. The waistband can be worn with a Sari or a Lehenga (ethnic Indian wear). During auspicious occasions or traditional gatherings, teaming ethnic Indian clothes with a sleek waistband will make you the attention grabber!


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  2. One of the most unique jewelry


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