lac bangles

About Lac bangles

Bangles are traditionally rigid bracelets, originating from the Indian subcontinent, which are usually made of Lac. They are traditional ornaments worn mostly by women from the Indian subcontinent.

What is Lakh jewelry?

Lakh jewelry is a resinous substance, accumulated from an insect called kerria lacca. ... Lakh jewelry is very popular among-st the young women in India because of its exotic and colorful appearance. Apart from jewelry, lac is also used to manufacture exclusive jewelry boxes, accessories and various decoration pieces.

Where are Lakh bangles made in India?


Bangles are made of Lakh. Lakh bangles produced in Jaipur are considered divine and is compulsory for newly married females to wear them in Jaipur, Rajasthan of India.

Lakh bangles also referred to as lacquer jewelry originated in West Rajasthan and has since then gained popularity across India. It’s easy to find Lakh bangles in the local markets & old streets of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur etc. in versatile designs, which adds uniqueness to its beauty. Lakh bangles in particular are considered auspicious for the newly married brides to the extent that it has become a ubiquitous accessory for the newly married.



As the team here was trying to dig out some details about this traditional craft, we released that in spite of being such a unique craft, there’s very little information on the making of Lac jewellery. 

How are lakh bangles made?

Normally lakh is stuck/pasted thickly on a wooden rod and rolled over a flat surface to make it into a cylindrical shape. This lac is then heated slowly over the coal burner. ... The metals are first converted in the shape of the bangles and the thin lac coil is rolled on the brass or steel base.


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