Pahunchi- Pahunchi are basically bangles that are made out of gold and are quite popular in both Garhwal as well as Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. In Kumaon, Pahunchi is considered to be an auspicious jewel for the married women and is worn at the time of festivals and important family functions. Pahunchi is generally made in 1 tola or more which depends on the status of the bride’s family. A red coloured cloth is used as the base material on which the pure gold pearls are studded. The colour red is used as it is considered to be propitious for married women.
Galobandh– Galobandh also known as ‘Galabandh’ is one of the prominent jewellery of Kumaoni culture. This elite neck piece is donned by Kumaoni, Garhwali, Bhotiya and Jaunsari women. The Galobandh as the name suggests is tied around the neck and is only worn by the married women. The uniqueness of Galobandh is that it is designed on a red belt, on which the golden square shaped jewellery pieces are beautifully arranged with the help of a thread. Though being an elegant jewellery it is getting out of fashion as modern jewellery has captured the markets, making no room for traditional ornaments. While the ornament is highly liked by the rural women it is not much popular among those who reside in the cities.