This embellished cuff is worn across Nepal, both as a bracelet and an anklet. The design features the heads of two protective animals at the tips. Traditionally, it is worn as on each wrist or ankle, by both women and children. It is believed that the animal, usually conceived as dragons or lions, protects the wearer from illness and bad fortune.
This classic design is seen throughout Nepal in various forms. As pictured, the Marwari is especially popular among Sherpa and Rai women in Solukhumbu district äóñ an area of eastern Nepal that is home to Mt Everest as well as to sacred forests, alpine lakes and lush hills. Similar to the Sinkhwa Necklace and Kalli Cuff, the Marwari design incorporates symbolic animal heads designed to protect the wearer, combined with patterns of foliage.
Inspired by traditional designs and motifs worn by women, men and children across Nepal, this collection celebrates the diverse landscapes and communities of this remarkable land.