There are two types of zarukavya. First - fabric covers are designed to wear over clothing. They could be short cuff, or close polruki - wrist to elbow. Such cases are usually carried out expensive fabric and embroidered with stones (including precious) or bright patterns. The second type of zarukavya - the usual in our understanding of a wide bracelet made of stone or metal, which is worn on clothing, ie on top of the sleeve.
Zarukavya adorn the costume, unlike sleeves, perform practical function of protecting clothing.
In ancient times zrukavya worn by both men and women. Today zarukavya in its traditional form continues to be used as an unusual accessory in ethnic style.