Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bole Churiyan...The Bangles Speaks

Asalam Alaikum,

One thing that was really fun in Pakistan was shopping for Bangles. When we went to the market there were many shops for bangles. They were typically small shops, very long and narrow, with the entire wall behind the counter covered in racks and racks of colorful glass bangles. It looked a little like this-
Picture from here.

You can buy plains sets of bangles that are already packaged but for some suits you bring the Dupatta(scarf) of the suit you are buying the bangles for because the shopkeeper will ask if you need "matching". He will take your Dupatta and in about 5 minutes he will show you something that looks a bit like this-

Some sets are very fancy for important functions(Wedding/Receptions, Etc.) and are encrusted with rhinestones, beads and glitter. Some sets are plain for daily use.

Something fun to do if you ever visit Pakistan!

Here is the title reference. It is a song from on of my favorite Indian movies, "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham" And This is the same song but with English subtitles.


luckyfatima said...

wow, amazing pics, mashallah. I love bangles but I rarely wear them :(

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