Just like other objects Parandis too have evolved from the time of their invention.
To make a Parandi more desirable, new and decorative tassels have been introduced. Fancy materials, threads, decorative elements are being continuously used. Inspired from things, animals, motifs, even food the tassels have emerged in various attractive designs.
Very famous are the “Jalebi Parandi” and “ladoo Parandi”, both inspired by the famous Punjabi sweets (jalebi and ladoo). Inspired by the form of jalebi, jalebi Parandi is designed very carefully by braiding and knotting the yarns in different ways to create intricate interwoven forms.
Mostly single color, ladoo Parandi's are small in length and are meant for young girls. Inspired by the form of a ladoo (sweet), the Parandi has round woolen tassels like the pom-pon at the end.
“jali Parandi” is the oldest design. A twelve inch very heavy Parandi gets its form from the architecture of Quila Mubarak, the fort of Patiala. This intricate deign is created by weaving and braiding the threads in a mesh/net “jali” like form.
Other famous Parandi's are ghungroo Parandi, moti Parandi and mirror Parandi. Here the braiding is done along with the use of beads/moti and guhungaroo (metal beads which makes sound when moved). Moti, pearls, beads give the impression of jewellery these Parandi became quite famous amongst the royal families.
But the craftsmen have no end to their creativity. They are constantly evolving and improvising with new materials, forms and colors thereby taking them to new level of creativity. Recently new types like the “peacock Parandi” using peacock feather have been introduced. Mirror Parandi also one of the famous Parandi, where mirror have been used in various ways and types to make the Parandi look more fancy and rich in its type.