For those yet to finish their Raksha Bandhan shopping, here is the latest pick — from religious motifs to Batman designs and even multi-purpose ones
WHILE elsewhere rakhis featuring our Prime Minister have created a stir in the country, we bring you the fashionable and handmade from Anand Prakash along with traditional options with Lord Ganesha and Om motifs by Amrapali and Caratlane, among other interesting options. So take tomorrow’s celebration up a notch by getting one of these special pieces for your brother.
An expensive affair
Keeping the theme of the festivity intact, Caratlane offers an array of traditional and religious rakhis with Lord Ganesha and Om Swastik motifs, studded with diamonds. Swastik rakhi is made of sterling silver and comes with a red thread. Caratlane also provides engravable silver rakhis, where customers can monogram their brother’s name. Rs 600 toRs 4,396. Details: 8754577770
The jute way
With intricate ornamental patterns created with calligraphy and geometry, New Delhi-based Anand Prakash, introduces a range of handmade rakhis. Available in a mix of new and old designs, the rakhis are made in Prakash’s signature style. Choose from handmade rakhis in eco-friendly jute and brass. Rs 450. Details: anandprakash.com
Amrapali, known for their timeless pieces of jewellery, has a new range of multipurpose handcrafted rakhis. The beautiful silver and gold plated crystal flower rakhi is embellished with crystals. The interesting part about the piece is that it can also be used as a pendant. Amrapali has also launched rakhis with Lord Ganesha motifs and shubh labh inscribed on it. Available at Evoluzione, Khader Nawaz Khan Road. Rs 2,800.Details: 28333627
Ra Abta Jewels by Rahul Luthra presents a collection of bejewelled rakhis at Evoluzione. Divided into Floral and Tanjore varieties, the former is inspired by spring flowers — adorned with hand-painted Japanese beads — and the latter comes with peacock-inspired motifs, hand painted in 22 karat gold . They can be used as bracelets too. Rs 850 to Rs 1,650.
The third eye
Red zircon takes centre stage in Frazer and Haws’ splendid piece. Called the Rakhi Shiv Shambhu, the symbol represents Lord Shiv’s third eye and is designed with sterling silver and strung with a traditional mauli (red thread). They also have other rakhis that come with coloured threads and religious motifs like Om and Shri Ram, and character motifs like Chota Bheem. Rs 1.300. Available at their stores in Delhi and Mumbai. Details: 022 23824429
|All in one
Amp up the brotherly love with these limited-edition superhero rakhis from Bhane. The collection may not be traditional but are uniquely crafted and are multipurpose. Made of silver-plated metal with glass enamel and 100 per cent cotton thread, they come in designs like Batman and Iron Man. These pieces also triple as a bottle opener, a dog tag and key chain — ensuring it is a keepsake. Rs 900. Details: bhane.com
Mayuri J Ravi