A DESCRIPTION OF BANGLE MANUFACTURE
These are manufactured with six implements. The first is a long iron spoon
(karchØli) which is used to put the raw glass into the furnace. The second
is an iron hook (ankaÅ») with a wooden handle. With it they wrap the glass
on the tip of the iron bar and
take it out of the furnace. The glass sticks on the iron bar and with a
tool called m¹l¹, which is like an iron pike or lance, it is separated.
With a bidhar, i.e., a short iron skewer or spit, they give the bangle a
shape like a ring, to suit the wrist.
Then an iron silkah, i.e., a rod which has an earthen tip shaped like a
bird's heart, is used to shape the bangle into a circular form appropriate
for a woman's wrist.