Sunday, April 28, 2013

Bangle is the Essential Part

I guess I need to headline this a bit better or it reads like spam.  As few of you will know the Jethi Aimai or oldest daughter is heading for her Aurangetram. This is her "ascent to the stage" or final dance recital before she is considered a real Bharata Natyam dancer.  For me, its something like a cross between a mixed ethnic wedding and live mud wrestling an alligator since we have been paired up with the lovely parents of a lovely girl to share the costs with. Shared costs are halved costs, of course but in a more realistic vein shared decisionmaking is doubled decisionmaking. No, wait, let that be tripled.  At any rate while googling around looking for serious, honest, fake, imitation, professional, high quality, pure "gold" and "silver" "kemp stones" Temple Set jewelry I stumbled on this very helpful sizing information:
Friday, July 6, 2012Size of bangle for your child - dance jewelry Set
How do I know my daughter's bangle size? Many parents call us and ask this question while buying Bharatanatyam dance Jewelry set from our online store. Probably more than 15% of the questions we get are related to bangle size.
Selecting the correct bangle size is very important. Obviously you don't want the bangles come our of your daughters hands while she is performing a hastha during her Bharatanatyam recital. On the other hand you need to make sure she is comfortable wearing them and not bothered about them being so tight on the hands.
So what is the trick? Well, there are two methods to do this. One is very complicated and involves math and theorems - Uhh !!!  Even though most of the stay home Indian Moms have double degrees, I don't want to remind them of their good old math homework days. I will explain the most simplest methd here.
First let me tell you the different bangle sizes available. The most common sizes are 2.2, 2.4, 2.6 and 2.8. If your hands are really big, then you need size 3.0, but we don't sell them. What is 2.2? Is it in inches or centimeters?  Well, all the measurements are in inches. Find out if the dancer already has a bangle she is comfortable with. Take it and place it on a white A4 size sheet. Use a pencil to mark the inner circle of the bangle on the paper. Use a ruler to measure the diameter of the circle. That is the size of bangle for your dancer. Usually schildren under 6 will be comfortable with a size 2.2. Six to 10 year old ones can fit 2.4 or 2.6 size. 12 and above will have sizes 2.6 and 2.8
Bangle is the essential part of the dance jewelry set. 

This struck me as incredibly funny because, of course, its so true. One hundred percent of the other mothers involved in this process are high powered Indian multi-degreed women whose resumes run from being Professors at MIT to Neuroscientists at local hospitals. Hell, the other dancers are sometimes professors in their spare time.

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