A tradition presumably started by impecunious fisherfolk in Bengal who couldn't afford expensive jewellery, the shankha and pola have come a long way since those times. Considering the colours they come in ---- blues, black, reds, green and yellow, pink, off-white ---- polas no longer are the sole preserve of Hindu Bengali wives even though the reds remain enduring symbols of marriage, however flaky - they're dashed good as colourful accessories when you're not in the mood for too much gold.

A tradition presumably started by impecunious fisherfolk in Bengal who couldn't afford expensive jewellery, the shankha and pola have come a long way since those times. Considering the colours they come in ---- blues, black, reds, green and yellow, pink, off-white ---- polas no longer are the sole preserve of Hindu Bengali wives even though the reds remain enduring symbols of marriage, however flaky - they're dashed good as colourful accessories when you're not in the mood for too much gold.

Fashion Jewellery,20 Years,Gap

Fashion Jewellery,20 Years,Gap

Indian Jewellery and Clothing: Beautiful silver temple jewellery coated with gold from Kushal's fashion jewellery,Bangalore..

Indian Jewellery and Clothing: Beautiful silver temple jewellery coated with gold from Kushal's fashion jewellery,Bangalore..

These fabulous South Indian bracelets are made in 22K gold with lac core. Both bracelets are finely etched and terminate with two open-mouthed Makara (crocodile) holding a ball representing the Sky God, Kirtimukha. Tamil Nadu, South India, 19th cen.

These fabulous South Indian bracelets are made in 22K gold with lac core. Both bracelets are finely etched and terminate with two open-mouthed Makara (crocodile) holding a ball representing the Sky God, Kirtimukha. Tamil Nadu, South India, 19th cen.

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