Boho Gal Jewelry
Chel Layered Black Anklet
This gorgeous Anklet will take your breath away! This piece deserves all your attention. Layered with delicate yet bold beads. The Anklet is Adjustable.
Handmade by our Fair Trade Partners in India
Available in 2 colors
Glass and Brass beads
One size fits all
Anklets are an integral part of women’s adornment in the Indian culture. Also known as ‘payal’, they have great spiritual and social significance. Though they have also been found in other ancient cultures of Egypt and the Middle East, Indian anklets have an important emphasis — to the point where they’re being emulated all across the world!
1) When family members sat together and heard the sound of anklets, they would know a woman was coming and would welcome her with respect.
2) Many times, anklets used to be worn by unmarried girls in India. Single women would sometimes wear anklets with small bells that make a very distinct noise while walking, thus drawing attention to the wearer’s feet and legs. What a great way to strike up a conversation and find a husband!
3) Payals are considered to be traditional, and an auspicious gift for the new bride in India. Heavily carved payals, or payals embellished with exquisite meenakari (coloring and ornamenting the surface of metals ), are an all-time favorite gift for the newly-weds. Often, the new bride announces her arrival in her husband’s house with the tinkling sound of these anklets. Sometimes the bride will even put a ring on her middle toe with a connecting piece to represent her marriage.
4) It is widely believed that by wearing a payal, one’s energy is not wasted but re-vibrated back to one’s body. This is because, under the Hindu belief, our feet and hands are emanating energy constantly. Precious metals are thought to prevent the release of this energy, and insulate the person from negative environments. This is the scientific reason for wearing anklets.