These anklets are an example of superb Indian workmanship. For a country that has no mines of its own and exports all it has by way of silver, the finesse of the silversmithing makes it worth the price. A strip of dual-layered paisleys are arranged to sit on your ankles, from which drop a plethora of shining silver diskettes. These will catch light and reflect it as your feet motion, and produce the characteristic susurrous sound of the precious metal. These anklets are very different from the ones worn by classical dancers in India, and are more suited as an element of a traditional ensemble.
While anklets like these are traditionally worn by married women around the house - indeed, these would make an amazing wedding or anniversary gift for a married woman - nowadays it is a fashion statement to don these even when one is unmarried. While simpler, trendier ones abound that are designed to be worn on just one ankle, the ones you see on this page have more of a traditional spin that is best preserved by being worn in a pair. Not only will this announce your presence moments before you walk in anywhere, but also end up being a one-of-a-kind conversation-starter.