Showing posts with label Accessories and fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Accessories and fashion. Show all posts

Friday 24 February 2023




 A piece of jewelry worn around the wrist is called a bracelet. Bracelets can be worn as an adornment or for other purposes. Bracelets can serve as holders for other decorative objects like charms when worn as jewelry. Certain bracelets, such as allergy bracelets, hospital patient identification tags, and bracelet tags for newborn babies, are marked with medical and identifying information. Bracelets can be worn for religious or cultural reasons or to represent a particular phenomenon, such as breast cancer awareness.

A bracelet is frequently referred to as a bangle if it has a single, rigid loop. An ankle bracelet or anklet is what it is known as when it is worn around the ankle. Boots are adorned with a boot bracelet. Metal, leather, cloth, plastic, beads, or other materials can be used to make bracelets, and jewelry bracelets can also include stones, crystals, wood, shells, metal, or plastic hoops, pearls, and a variety of other materials.

Although the terms armlet and armlet may be technically equivalent, armlet is generally used to refer to an arm ring that rests on the upper shoulder. The word "bracelet" derives from the Greek brachile, which means "of the arm," through the Old French bracel. A bracelet is a type of little arm guard or brace used by archers.

Traditional rigid bracelets called "bangles" are typically constructed of metal, wood, glass, or plastic. Throughout the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, and Africa, women wear these ornaments most frequently. At weddings in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and other Asian nations, brides frequently sport glass bangles. Little girls can also wear bracelets, and toddlers enjoy bracelets made of gold or silver. A single bangle known as a kada or kara is worn by some men and women on their wrists or arms.

In Sikhism, the groom will get a gold ring, a kara (steel or iron bracelet), and a mohra from the father of the Sikh bride. Punjabi ladies wear chooda, a specific type of bangle, on their wedding day. It is a set of stone-worked white and crimson bangles


Bangles constructed from materials including sea shells, copper, bronze, gold, agate, and chalcedony have all been discovered in the past in archaeological sites all throughout the Indian subcontinent. This artifact depicting a dancing girl with bangles on her left arm was discovered at the Mohenjo-daro archaeological site in present-day Pakistan, which dates back to 2600 BC. Copper pieces from the Mahurjhari excavations, ornamented bangles from the Mauryan Empire (322–185 BC), and gold bangle samples from the ancient city of Taxila are some other early instances of bangles in ancient India (6th century BC). Moreover, ornamented shell bangles have been discovered at numerous Mauryan sites. Copper rivets and, in certain cases, gold leaf inlay are further elements.

Bangles have a circular shape and are rigid, unlike bracelets. The word comes from the Hindi word bungri (glass). They are made of a variety of valuable and non-precious materials, including glass, wood, ferrous metals, plastic, gold, silver, and platinum. Hindu women in Bengali and Oriya who get married often wear white seashell bangles. A unique type of bangle known as a "Bengali bangle" is worn by women and girls, especially in the Bengal region. It is a cheaper alternative to an expensive gold bangle and is made by fixing a thin gold strip (weighing between 1-3 g) onto a bronze bangle, then manually crafting on that fused gold strip.

Wednesday 22 February 2023




 A hat is a head covering which is worn for various reasons, including protection against weather conditions, ceremonial reasons such as university graduation, religious reasons, safety, or as a fashion accessory. Hats which incorporate mechanical features, such as visors, spikes, flaps, braces or beer holders shade into the broader category of headgear

In the past, hats were an indicator of social status. In the military, hats may denote nationality, branch of service, rank or regiment. Police typically wear distinctive hats such as peaked caps or brimmed hats, such as those worn by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Some hats have a protective function. As examples, the hard hat protects construction workers' heads from injury by falling objects, a British police Custodian helmet protects the officer's head, a sun hat shades the face and shoulders from the sun, a cowboy hat protects against sun and rain and an ushanka fur hat with fold-down earflaps keeps the head and ears warm.

 Some hats are worn for ceremonial purposes, such as the mortarboard, which is worn (or carried) during university graduation ceremonies. Some hats are worn by members of a certain profession, such as the Toque worn by chefs, or the mitre worn by Christian bishops. Adherents of certain religions regularly wear hats, such as the turban worn by Sikhs, or the church hat that is worn as a headcovering by Christian women during prayer and worship.

One of the most famous London hatters is James Lock & Co. of St James's Street. The shop claims to be the oldest operating hat shop in the world. Another was Sharp & Davis of 6 Fish Street Hill. In the late 20th century, museums credited London-based David Shilling with reinventing hats worldwide. Notable Belgian hat designers are Elvis Pompilio and Fabienne Delvigne (Royal warrant of appointment holder), whose hats are worn by European royals.

 Philip Treacy OBE is an Irish milliner whose hats have been commissioned by top designers and worn at royal weddings. In North America, the well-known cowboy-hat manufacturer Stetson made the headgear for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Texas Rangers. John Cavanagh was one of the notable American hatters. Italian hat maker Borsalino has covered the heads of Holly

One of the first pictorial depictions of a hat appears in a tomb painting from Thebes, Egypt, which shows a man wearing a conical straw hat, dated to around 3200 BC. Hats were commonly worn in ancient Egypt. Many upper-class Egyptians shaved their heads, then covered it in a headdress intended to help them keep cool. Ancient Mesopotamians often wore conical hats or ones shaped somewhat like an inverted vase.

Hat sizes are determined by measuring the circumference of a person's head about 1 centimetre (2⁄5 in) above the ears. Inches or centimeters may be used depending on the manufacturer. Felt hats can be stretched for a custom fit. Some hats, like hard hats and baseball caps, are adjustable. Cheaper hats come in "standard sizes", such as small, medium, large, extra large: the mapping of measured size to the various "standard sizes" varies from maker to maker and style to style, as can be seen by studying various catalogues, such as Hammacher Schlemmer.

A person's head circumference is measured 1 centimeter (2 5 in) above the ears to determine the appropriate hat size. The manufacturer may choose to utilize inches or centimeters. Stretching felt hats allows for a personalized fit. Hard hats and baseball caps are two examples of headwear that may be adjusted. Cheaper hats are available in "standard sizes," such as small, medium, large, and extra large; however, the mapping of measured size to the various "standard sizes" varies from maker to maker and style to style, as can be seen by looking through various catalogues, like those from Hammacher Schlemmer.