16 Elegant Hand Harnesses For the Bride Who Wants to Stand Out From the Crowd

The haath phool—which directly translates to 'flower of the hand'—is a form of hand harness Indian brides adorn on their wedding day. While the traditional ornament features a wrist bracelet attached to a medallion, further connected to your five fingers via mirror rings, the contemporary version of the accessory is lightweight, with just one ring placed on the middle finger, attached through beaded strands.  Originally worn by Mughal queens and courtesans, the piece of jewellery holds significance even today, sported by Indian brides as part of the solah shringar, or the sixteen bridal adornments. While the royal lineage of the hand harness can be traced back to the 16th century, modern-day brides are opting for a refurbished, albeit a culturally significant version of the accessory; boho-chic cowrie shells, gilded glamour, pristine pearls—you name it. This wedding season, make heads turn by donning a prized piece from our selection of statement hand harnesses; something for every bridal style and budget.


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