Bangles are beautiful and just like how they carry their weight in gold, they bring a richness in its history.
The bangle bracelet dates back to as early as 2600 BC and holds cultural significance to the Mohenjo-Daro settlements on the banks of the Indus River in the province of Sindh, Pakistan.
This settlement is one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley civilization, and one of the world's earliest major cities—contemporaneous with ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Minoan Crete, and Norte Chico.
The Western world first came in contact with the bangle when a statue of a teenage girl in an excavation in Mohenjo-Daro was discovered. The 4,500-year-old bronze statue is called the "Dancing Girl." She is seen with an arm entirely covered in bangles.
British archaeologist Mortimer Wheeler described the dancing girl as:
"She is about fifteen years old I should think, not more, but she stands there with bangles all the way up her arm and nothing else on. A girl perfectly, for the moment, perfectly confident of herself and the world. There's nothing like her, I think, in the world."
Since then, the bangle symbolizes the confidence of women. It shows that women can stand up against the world, and conquer it.