This set of traditional ankle bracelets are from the Tharu people of the Tarai region in Southern Nepal. It came from the Tharu people who trace their origins in Nepal to either the Rajputs of Western India or a time when there ancestors were refugees fleeing the war described in the great epic, the Mahabharata. This is the battle between the Pandavas and Dhartarashtras that also contains the spiritual epic the Bhagavad gita.

Anyway, the Tharus have a particular aesthetic within their culture which reaveals itself in day to day traditional clothing as well as distinct architectural and decorative motiffs. These ankle bracelets are a product of this unique culture which values big, fairly collasal jewelry and brightly colored textiles.

 The bangle is hollow and though it looks like silver, it is actually white metal also known as "nickel brass". They are worked in the traditional elegant but simple style.

ITEM NAME:   Tharu Ankle Bangles
PRICE:   Email 
STATUS:   Available
PEOPLE/REGION:    Southern Nepal
MATERIALS:   White Metal
Size: 5 inch diameter
approx. 3/4 inch thickness
AGE:   Circa mid - early 20th c

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