Vaddanam: An Indian Ode to Feminity
Vaddanam is an ornament worn around waist in India. It is an attractive Jewelry Belt adorned by women to secure the saree in place. It is traditionally worn during festival days and major family occasions like marriages as a status symbol in south Indian. Vaddanam is also referred as Waist Belt in English. These waist belts are known in different names in different parts of India. This shows the importance an ornament, its existence across our Indian cultures spanning the entire length and breadth of the country. Referred as Vadddanam in Telugu, Oddiyanam in Tamil and in some parts of south India, referred as Kamar band in Hindi or North India. Across India we find various Vaddanam models in numerous design variations, styles, weights.
Latest Vaddanam Designs
Simple Vaddanam Models:
1.Plain Belt style Vaddanam:
Plain Gold Vaddanams are very traditional designs coming since centuries. They are mostly available in a belt pattern with self design running along the length of the vaddanam. Base of the vaddanam is the Gold Belt which could be either Plain belt or with carving is done on over all Belts. The Design of the Vaddanam comes with the Motifs embedded on the top of the Belt. Usually Lakshmi Motifs or any simple Floral motifs enhance the vaddanam look. These simple vaddanams also look awesome if you want to highlight your attire or instead showcase your neck and earwear. They ensure to firmly hold the saree pleats in their place bringing out the beauty of the saree and the adorner equally. These simple gold Vaddanams starts from 90gms and goes above 180gms.
Chain vaddanams are effortless and simple. They fit along the waist curves very aptly giving a very feminine look. The main drawback of the Belted vaddanams is that they are not extendable and can only be adjusted to a certain waist length, however, chain vaddanams come with extension options and hence you can relax if you have gained an extra flab. Unlike its peers, the chain vaddanam is flexible, easy to store, comes in simple design, at times with gungroos, small beaded hangings making them quirky. Chain vaddanams go well with chiffon, netted sarees and Lehangas as they make the adorner look a few pounds slimmer and prettier too. On few occasions they are adorned underneath a saree too with only a small part of the vaddanam to come out. While they secure the saree tightly they also give the adorner a lovely feel. They practically weigh equal to the belt style vaddanam, can be in sleek or broad chain designs.
Heavy Gold Vaddanams:
These Gold vaddanams come in higher weight ranges with heavy designs, populated with south sea pearls, golden orbs or come studded with precious gemstones such as rubies and emeralds. In order to accommodate design and gemstones the weight of the Vaddanam is increased. In these heavy vaddanams, we find Peacocks, Elephants, Swans, Flowers or Leaves designs along with Goddess Lakshmi Devi. Goddess Lakshmi is frequently used in Jewellery designs as she is considered to bestow wealth, happiness and as a symbol of prosperity.
Temple Vaddanams are very unique for their handmade nature. They are versatile in style, heavily crafted in intricate, milgrain design with high detailing of every small element. They are embossed with goddess Lakshmi either as a central locket form or all across the length of the Vaddanam which adds to weight of the piece. They come with adjustable chains to fit different waist sizes. Temple Vaddanams are broad, thick in design chiseled to surgical precision. Temple Vaddanams carry a rich, vintage, royal look. This very style makes them a legacy piece that can be passed within the generations.
The antique vaddanams are mostly visible in matte finishing and embellished with stones, pearls, corals, golden orbs along with high priority on design aesthetics like the RadhaKrishna, Ashta Lakshmi, Gajalakshmi central figurines. Another variation is Pachi work vaddanams which come studded with Rubies, emeralds or uncut diamonds in between. Lavish floral patterns, intricate inlaid designs and abstract vine layouts offer a refreshing look on these vaddanams. South Sea Pearls, olden orbs hang along with scalloping chains throughout the vaddanam or along the waist line fetching the vaddanam a heritage look.
3.Stone Studded Vaddanam:
A beauty packed sequence of gold, Rubies and Emeralds offer a scintillating Vaddanam that would steal any occasion. This type of oddiyanam is usually worn with a traditional saree, like the 9 yards saree. Stone studded Vaddanams are also called as Kempu vaddanams. “Kempulu” in telugu translates to Rubies & Emeralds, the usual design is that of floral patterns with vines adorning the length of the vaddanam. Lakshmi devi figurine is adorned with Rubies usually as red signifies sacredness and is associated with auspiciousness too. You can style a kempulu Vaddanam on a red, yellow, orange and bright flashy half sarees and rich contrast kanjeevaram sarees. The gemstone studded vaddanams are usually adorned by Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi dancers during their performances and also a popular adornment during Arangetram. The stones in these Vaddanam models add to the weight and the ideal weight range is above 200gms.
Vaddanams @ Vaibhav
At Vaibhav we offer a tempting array of gold vaddanam designs that would sweep you off your feet. Vaddanams are looked at as shy wedding adornments, woman these days keep them locked most of the times with very few occasions to pull them off. But at Vaibhav we believe in making most of your precious Jewellery, hence our Karigars model Vaddanams with multi utilization in mind. Check out 5-in-1 light weight vaddanam designs that can be converted effortlessly to a haram, necklace, choker or a simple Vanki. The Vaddanam cost starts from $6400 in a weight range of approx 110gms.
Check for latest models of Vaddanam online with us. Alternately, at Vaibhav we offer customizations too, bring us a vaddanam image that stole your heart and we will replicate it for you.
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