Rakhi is approaching soon and all you can hear around is about Rakhi preparations, including purchase of gifts, thali, gift hampers, Raksha Bandhan cards, etc. When picking the best Rakhi gift for your brother or sister, don’t miss out on best-quality rakhi threads.
Raksha Bandhan, as is commonly known, is one of the festivals in India that symbolizes the love between siblings and also speaks volumes about the culture of the country.
A Variety of Rakhi Threads
There is a plethora of rakhi threads out there to choose from. Earlier, sisters used to tie homespun, mauli-based hand-woven Rakhis on their brothers’ wrists. But with modernization and changing times, high-quality rakhi threads have been made available by thread-spinning industries.
Sisters can now choose from the finest materials for rakhi threads - silk threads, embroidered tinsels, semi-precious stones, zardosi work, shimmering beads and polki are some of the high-end embellishments on Rakhi threads these days.
You can also look for Rakhis decorated using sandalwood, fresh-water pearls, kundan, traditional rudraksh and resham dhagas or something more casual like floral and satin ribbons.
Metal Rakhis and More
Young girls love to buy something exclusive and different for their brothers. With such a wide variety of threads to choose from, you can now experiment with rakhi thread materials every year. Metal rakhis are also in vogue, with most of the attention grabbed by silver rakhis. Such rakhis with auspicious ‘swastik’ and ‘om’ symbols are hugely popular.
The variety of rakhi threads has extended to Lumba Rakhis as well. These are tied on sister-in-laws’ wrists in some parts of India. Beautiful traditional Lumba Rakhis, with polki designs, stunning precious and semi-precious stones, zardosi work and more can be found these days.
Look for top-quality Rakhi threads for your brother before preparing a thali for the ceremony.