Handmade silver cuff bracelet from Bali
Silver arm cuffs
An arm ring, also known as an armband or an armlet, is a band of metal, usually a precious metal, worn as jewelry or an ornament around the upper arm or the bicep. The jewelry is similar to a bangle or a bracelet, though it must be shaped differently and sized to fit on the upper arm.
Historically, an arm ring was often worn by men, and often a "ring" in Bronze-Age literature would refer to an arm ring, instead of a finger-ring. Modern-day arm rings are now generally fashion accessories worn by women.
In Indonesia, an arm ring is called kelat bahu, it is commonly used by both men and women as traditional jewelry in Balinese, Sundanese, and Javanese traditional costumes, worn at weddings, ceremonies and, a traditional dance. The decorative arm rings are usually made of metals like gold, silver, or brass, and their history can be traced to the Indonesian Hindu-Buddhist history of ancient Java.