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bangle coasters - set of 4

Handmade
Recycled
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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.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
21476
Made from
felt, recycled material, plywood
Measurements
3.25" Square
Notes
Care: clean with dry cloth only.

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BANGLE COASTERS - SET OF 4
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Protects wood surfaces (8)
  • Solid (7)
  • Water resistant (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Coffee tables (6)
  • Everyday use (6)
  • Gifts (6)
  • Bar (3)
  • Parties (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (4), Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (5), Other (3)

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5.0

LLOK GREAT, WORK GREAT

By 

from Memphis, TN

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Protects Wood Surfaces
  • Solid
  • Water Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use

    Comments about BANGLE COASTERS - SET OF 4:

    LOOK GREAT, WORK GREAT

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    super neat!

    By 

    from Fort Collins

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about BANGLE COASTERS - SET OF 4:

          Exactly as they were described- very pretty and hopefully easy to use (I bought it as agift).

          Service and delivery comments:

          Was not delivered the first date it was promised but it wad also around the holidays so it was quite possible that the postal service was backed up! The box was packed well and the gifts in excellent condition.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Coasters

          By 

          from Fort Edward NY

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Protects Wood Surfaces
          • Solid
          • Water Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bar
            • Coffee Tables
            • Everyday Use
            • Gifts
            • Parties

            Comments about BANGLE COASTERS - SET OF 4:

            Colorful way to protect

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

             
            3.0

            Pretty but small

            By 

            from Kansas city

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Protects Wood Surfaces

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BANGLE COASTERS - SET OF 4:

                Bought as a Xmas gift for my sister. I did all my shopping early, and they arrived the other day. They are pretty but much smaller than I thought they would be. I hope she likes them.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful coasters with rich colors.

                By 

                from Bend, Oregon

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Protects Wood Surfaces
                • Solid
                • Water Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bar
                  • Coffee Tables
                  • Everyday Use
                  • Gifts

                  Comments about BANGLE COASTERS - SET OF 4:

                  These are unusual and beautiful coasters. The colors are rich and the design unique. I think they will make a great gift for someone who appreciates hand-crafted items and who is hard to find a gift for.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  "My Favorites Set of Coasters"

                  By 

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Stylish

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Protects Wood Surfaces
                  • Solid

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Coffee Tables
                    • Everyday Use
                    • Gifts
                    • Parties

                    Comments about BANGLE COASTERS - SET OF 4:

                    I use these coasters everyday - I sit cups, my dinner plate (it's smaller than my dinner plate but still protects the wood on my table), and my candles (in their holders) on them! I get so many compliments on them. I have them in my bedroom for the candles and in my dining room for coasters.

                    I also have a set at work that I use!

                    They haven't gotten dirty, therefore, I haven't had any issues with cleaning them.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Self
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Beautiful But Small

                    By 

                    from Whidbey Island, WA

                    About Me Stylish

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Protects Wood Surfaces
                    • Solid
                    • Water Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Coffee Tables
                      • Everyday Use
                      • Gifts

                      Comments about BANGLE COASTERS - SET OF 4:

                      Nice and functional. Really my only complain is that they are a little smaller than I was imagining. They still do their job and look great though.

                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Self
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      4.0

                      Lovely and useful accent pieces

                      By 

                      from New Bremen, OH

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Protects Wood Surfaces
                      • Solid

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Clean

                      Best Uses

                      • Bar
                      • Coffee Tables
                      • Gifts
                      • Parties

                      Comments about BANGLE COASTERS - SET OF 4:

                      Purchased this for a gift. They seem well made, but I wonder if the glue will hold up with hard use and lots of moisture. Also don't know if they are safe for use as a hot pad? I love the idea that they are recycled from otherwise discarded beads. I also love the colors that will go with all accent colors. I am somewhat concerned that wet glasses will slip on the bumpy surface, regardless, the recipients (a young couple who entertain frequently) will love them for their beauty.

                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Love the coasters!

                      By 

                      from Minneapolis, MN

                      About Me Frequent Entertainer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Coffee Tables
                        • Everyday Use
                        • Gifts

                        Comments about BANGLE COASTERS - SET OF 4:

                        Great coasters - gave them to my wife as a gift and they remind her of her visit to India a couple years ago. Love to see these bangles being recycled into something beautiful and practical.

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                        5.0

                        Love these coasters!

                        By 

                        from New York City

                        About Me Bargain Hunter

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Protects Wood Surfaces
                        • Solid
                        • Supports a worthy cause
                        • Water Resistant

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about BANGLE COASTERS - SET OF 4:

                            I found these coasters to be very beautiful and practical, but I also like the fact that they are an income-generating project for impoverished women in India.

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