By Abimbola Adebayo
Bangles has been around ever since men could remember. Though, they are now used as fashion ornament by ladies around the world to adorn their wrist.
Bangles are considered sacred because of their round circle which denote the all encompassing power of nature. They are mark of grace for women.
Bangles in ancient times were worn more for important reasons such as marriage, health, and discipline. Women in Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Nepal wears bangles for marriages, fertility and festivals.
In India, young married women are given glass bangle. These fragile bangles are given to them to keep them in track and ensure that they know that their marriage is fragile. Hence they work hard to make their marriage work.
Bangles are also worn by pregnant women for safety reasons from 7 months. it helps their families keep track of their movement around the house. And if there was an incident, the jingling sound of the bangles would alert them.
There are worn around babies wrist in india to keep the wrist in shape and also to help mothers watch their babies grow.
They are also worn by pregnant women in India because they believe it helps baby’s sensory development in the womb.
Copper wire bangles are believed to help regulates the flow of blood and keep you balance.
Though, those are the significant reasons bangles are worn but because of the beautiful and eye-catchimg designs bangles have become a universal ornaments for women all over the world. They are complimentary accessories for outfit.
In Nigeria, women wears bangles more for fashion reason than for the believes behind it.
Nigerian women used bangles to compliment their outfits especially for social function.
Bangles comes in different designs such as gold, silver, flower patterns, rhinestones, glass, cloth cover bangles among others.