Indian Carpets
Indian Gems Jewellery
Indian Glassware
Indian Pottery
Indian Textiles
Leather Crafts India
Metal Work India
Banarasi Saree
Cane Furniture of India
Chikankari
Kanjeevaram Saree
Zardozi in India
Antique Jewelry
Bead Jewelry
Beaded Earrings
Brass Boxes
Brass Rings
Bridal Jewelry
Card Stock Paper
Ceramic Tiles
Clay Toys
Clock Compass
Copper Boxes
Copper Rings
Cotton Coverlet
Cotton Saris
Crochet Coverlet
Fashion Jewelry
Filigree Jewelry
Glass Armlets
Gold jewelry
Granite Stone Boxes
Jute Anklets
Jadau Jewelry
Ivory Jewelry
Ivory Anklets
Horn Rings
Handmade Jewelry
Granite Utensils
Obsidian
Nautical Weathervanes
Nautical Barographs
Mulberry Paper
Marble Utensils
Marble Boxes
Mango Paper
Magnetic Compass
Liquid Compass
Lac Armlets
Kundan Jewelry
Jute Table Mats
Jute Paper
Navigational Compass
Paper Notebooks
Paper Toys
Pine Table
Plastic Anklets
Plastic Armlets
Plastic Bangles
Plastic Rings
Plastic Table Mats
Pocket Compass
Porthole Clocks
Porthole Frames
Bullock Cart Toys
Quilted Coverlet
Rattlers
Rose Wood Boxes
Rosewood Table
Sand Stone Utensils
Sandstone Boxes
Saw Dust Toys
Shell Armlets
Shells Anklet
Shisham Boxes
Shisham Table
Silk Shawls
Silver Jewelry
Straw Paper
Surveyor Compass
Tapa Paper
Tapestry Coverlets
Teak Wood Boxes
Teak Wood Kitchen Ware
Teak Wood Tables
Terracotta Armlets
Terracotta Bangles
Sundial Compass
Stainless Steel Armlets
Soap Stone Utensils
Soapstone Boxes
Silver Pendants
White Metal Armlets
Wheel Compass
Washi Paper
Terracotta Tiles
Woven Coverlets
Wooden Rings
Wooden Chairs
Wooden Bangles
Wooden Armlets
Wooden Anklets
Wooden Almirah
Wood Hopper Bird Feeders


Lac armlets go well with traditional clothing like chaniya choli and saris. Explore this article to know more about handcrafted lac armlets.

Lac Armlets

Lac jewelry has gained immense popularity all around the world for its amazing craftsmanship. Lac is a secretion from certain insects and the material has been used to make jewelry from ancient times. Various items are made out of lac, such as lac bangles, bala, bajuband (armlets), rakhi’s (bracelets), gajra’s (anklets), timanivan and jod to name a few. Of these, lac armlets (bajuband) are the most sought after ornaments by the Rajasthani people, as they consider wearing lac armlets and bangles wards evil off and brings good luck to them. Though lac armlets were first made by the tribal people of Rajasthan, they are now a rage among the urban and young people.

Handcrafted Lac Armlets
Lac armlets look beautiful as they are brightly colored and are usually embroidered with lots of glass work. Even though it is a piece of artistic jewelry worn by girls, men also have started wearing it. This piece of jewelry goes well with traditional clothing like chaniya choli and saris. It also suits a combination of modern and contemporary clothes. For example, lac armlets blend well with jeans when combined with traditional Rajasthani sleeveless tops with a lot of glass work on them.

Making lac armlets is a very complex process. The lac (wax) is first mixed with a material similar to white clay and made into dough. It is then heated; mixed, kneaded and hammer pounded till it finally reaches the desired consistency. This mass is heated and the preferred shape is brought with the use of certain tools. Lac jewelry made in such a form is very thick and are firm. Glass beads, decorative wires and stones and glass are also used to make it look beautiful.

Lac armlets look like bangles and are attractive. They are made with twines at the ends in order to be tied. These armlets can be used as armlets as well as bracelets. Lac armlets look amazing and are usually termed as costume jewelry.

Rajasthani artisans have kept the tradition of making these ornaments from centuries. They now make a living by exporting such jewelry to various places in India as well as abroad.