Friday, 5 April 2013

Gold Ornaments

I am attracted to the large gold bangles worn by women on their feet. In the old days, Indians and Straits Chinese wore large bangles on their feet. I don't see them anymore nowadays but only in old photos and in museums. They may look like heavy objects and which would interfere with walking. Quite the contrary, these bangles are light hollow tubes and have a hinge.

Another type of bangle is worn on the wrist or the upper arm. In the old days, women wore sarong to cover the breasts downward. The bare arms and chest were adorned with much gold ornaments such as big gold bangles and arm bands. They look stunning as worn by Tiara Jacquelina in the legendary dance drama, Puteri Gunung Ledang.

A small golden arm band and 2 large pewter bangles for the feet.