ISLAMABAD, May 26 (WNP): With Eidul Fitr just around the corner, glittering Hyderbadi ‘glass bangles’ are becoming the most desired accessory for women as hundreds of women of all ages look for a perfect set of bangles to go with their outfits.
Hyderabad, Pakistan’s fourth-largest city is known for its handmade products but perhaps none define it better than bangles that glittering ornament that no South Asian festivity is complete without.
The city’s Choori Gali or Bangle Market is the largest wholesale bazaar of its kind in the country, consisting not only of shops selling the product but a huge network of manufacturing and designs units that produce bangles known for their high quality all over Pakistan.
According to stall holders selling bangles, men and women both are our customers who mostly prefer to purchase Hyderbadi chori.
“The men buy for their wives or sisters who cannot make it to the market while our primary customers are women,” shopkeeper Nomi Harron said.
While factory owners in Hyderabad, dealers and retailers make the bulk of the profits, these days, a worker said.
Bangles are rigid bracelets, usually made from metal, wood, glass or plastic, said another factory worker, adding, they are traditional adornment worn mostly by South Asian women in India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Bangles are available in different colours and materials and sizes also all over Pakistan during this festive season, a customer Zainab Bakir said.
Glass bangles coated with glitter and with ghungroo hanging to them are liked the most by young girls, a stall holder in local market said.
Shopping for women remains incomplete without matching bangles, Tahira Yousaf said adding every woman wants to look different and attractive with wearing traditional Hyderbadi bangles.
Accessories give extra attraction to your personality, a lady customer Yusra Hussain said.