However Rakhis were not always tied by sisters; Lord Rama wore it on his hand for strength during a battle and Lord Indra's wife tied one on his hands for his victory at Amaravathi.
Though I personally have not celebrated rakshabhandhan in a long time as I a designer I am delighted to create new designs based on this festival. This Year, Rakshabhandhan falls on August 10th.
To celebrate this bond of love, I created 2 new designs in Rakhi - in sterling silver and Gold plated brass. These Rakhis are long (they can be used like wrap around bracelets), are unisex - brothers can tie them to sisters too and the center focals are resuable as charms or as pendants.
I have kept the threads, simple and colorful as a reminder of the embroidery thread Rakhis my friends and I used to tie in school to our classmates to "keep them from falling in love with us" (lol) and collect chocolates or cash for guys who were sweet enough to give it to us :D
These are on their way to different cities to brothers and sisters who cherish one another. I made a lot of customised cards for Rakhi this year- from both brothers and sisters ( to their respective sisters or sister in laws) to accompany jewelry gifts and will share them soon.
Wishing everyone a very happy Rakshabhandhan!!
I hope you find it interesting