Looks at the folklore and customs of both ancient and contemporay society in South Asia.Burials of adult women with shell bangles on the left arm are thought to represent the earliest use of bangles to define ethnic affiliation and ... The mangal sutra is usually made of black glass beads alternating with gold or silver beads and is given to a woman during the wedding ceremony. ... Glass bangles are often broken intentionally to signify anger and sorrow, or simply to make room for a new set.
|Title||:||South Asian Folklore|
|Author||:||Peter J. Claus, Sarah Diamond, Margaret Ann Mills|
|Publisher||:||Taylor & Francis - 2003|