Go Over with a Bangle
Vibrant and versatile, beautiful bangles can be found jangling on the wrists of women the world over, and while they may look like just another stylish accessory, for women these lovely bracelets possess special cultural meaning. Indian girls (and even men) are allowed to wear bangles, or kangan, but married women are generally expected to wear them since these striking pieces represent the marriage bond in the same way that the Western wedding ring does.
Once broken, beads are usually bound for the landfill, but the skilled, fair-trade artisans at Jamkhed have found a brilliant way to restore these evocative accents to their former splendor. Featuring a rectangle of gold-flecked beads, these coasters are beautiful, eco-friendly, and support a great initiative. Beads are affixed to a wooden square made from wood leftover from creating prosthetic limbs. The bottom is lined with thick felt to keep surfaces scratch-free and to absorb perspiration from your glass. Handmade in India.
Please note, Bangle Coasters have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available for purchase.