A charming interpretation of the thick Bikaneri cuff where on one side the clusters of 'gungris' or ‘ghungroos’ assemble and confer and play all together, while on the other, seven grel...
A charming interpretation of the thick Bikaneri cuff where on one side the clusters of 'gungris' or ‘ghungroos’ assemble and confer and play all together, while on the other, seven grelots offer their services as a jhumjhumi, or rattle, for infants. Note how the beading and paktar pattern gives way to a small section of mihi-reji and twisted-wire bands almost as if to signify that as a starting point ---- the beginning of the cycle of life. A child’s toy in one part and a mature woman’s jewel in the other, this joyous bangle rings the journey from infancy to adulthood with pure 22K gold given a vermilion finish, and manages the transition with elegant athleticism and a sense of fun while keeping intact the character of both.
Meticulously wrought by hand and thought of and felt deeply in design, this unique ornament stands a good chance of becoming a modern classic not just by reason of its ingenuity of approach but also because it’s the need of the hour to go back to our childhood and rediscover the simple things that mattered to us most and bring them back into our lives in a way that will never allow us to forget them again.
As such, the Gungridaar Grelot Bangri is a memory bank, time machine, alarm bell all rolled into one. And if there are children around who need pacifying, think nothing of taking it off and giving it to them as a gold hand-rattle – they’ll be smiling in a flash, flicking it to make the bells sound, and biting the bangle with relish.
For that matter, unmindfully, when you’re wearing it, you might too.