The model shown in the picture is a display of how the a parandi looks once worn. The model is a SAMPLE image only of how any parandi looks once worn. Parandi is a long bunch of threads with elaborate decorative tassels at the lower end, and are used by Punjabi women to braid their long hair. Women all over India, wear a lot of jewellery - bangles, tikka, jhumkas, necklace and nath (nose ring). But what makes an outfit typically Punjabi is the Parandi; the fancier the better, the longer the better, and often the braid is wrapped with golden gota (ribbon) to make it even more prominent. Parandi is one of the most fascinating expressions of the Punjabi folk art. Making parandi took roots long ago in Punjab with Patiala being one of the oldest centres of parandi making in the country. Women have always been fond of decorating their hair, but since they were supposed to cover their head, their hair accessories such as golden clips and pins were hardly visible under the dupatta. The maharanis and the women of the royal families of Patiala came up with the clever idea of adorning the lower end of their plaits with rich gold and multi-coloured threads, ribbons and pearls, enhancing the royal look of their attire, with this ingenious hair accessory. Gradually this took the form of Parandis, which are an extension of the plait, and became popular among the masses. Parandis are threaded 3 ropes which are braided into the hair. Shop our collection below.