the waist chain is worn around the waist to help create an ideal waistline considered so attractive in an Indian woman. Others are designed to hang loosely on the hips in the same manner which in the ancient times was supposed to add sensual beauty to a lady. Even today waist chain continues to be considered the best way to maintain a waistline. To gain the requisite flexibility, most waist chains are made by chaining or threading together a large number of fine links. Often fine wire work is employed to gain elasticity. The most popular system for fastening comprises of dovetailed hinges locked by piercing a pin through the two ends of the band in position.