Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Member since January 24, 2011
“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”- Don Williams Jr., Author
My journey began in my hometown of Melbourne, Australia, where I met my husband, the eldest son of a traditional Rajasthani family in India. Three crazy weddings later, I found myself in Jodhpur, being delighted and enticed by its history and culture whilst grappling with the nuances of conventional family life in Rajasthan. My journey then took me to Mumbai, a bustling metropolis, heaving with masses of people all living on just a dream. Survival here was a monumental task, success depending solely on the ability to adjust and evolve. Throughout this journey of self discovery, I have also discovered a land rich in extremes of tradition and modernity, yet with a welcoming heart and a generous spirit.
For an Indian bride, a mark of her newly-wed status is her forty red and white bangles, similar in concept to the wedding ring. Traditionally placed on the bride’s wrists by the maternal uncle, these bangles or ‘chuda’ are often sported for months after the wedding as a symbol of luck and safety. For me, they came to represent the connection between my past and my future, and all the joys and tribulations that finally led me to the place I call home. Out of this experience was born the Forty Red Bangles label; my way to connect to my roots, discover my identity and explore all the wonderful gifts it has to offer.
The Forty Red Bangles Label- Forty Red Bangles is about making a connection and finding a little piece of this magical land to call your own. We have searched far and wide for that special something- keepsakes, clothing and accessories, each crafted lovingly by hand, each with a story as unique as your own. And as if that wasn’t enough, all our products are created with a social conscience- eco-friendly, fair trade, organic and sustainable- so you needn’t suffer from shopper’s guilt!