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Traditional Practices

Certain practices in terms of attires and rituals have been carried down the ages, to find their way into the life of today’s woman. Once upon a time, the Mughal queens adorned their hands with mehndi, and today it continues to hold sway over a million hearts during festivals, weddings and celebrations. Yet some other traditional practices in Eastern India include the application of Alta, sindoor, a red powder worn along the parting of the hair. And then, there’s the kajal which creates dramatic contours around the eyes. There’s a lot that went into the making of these rituals, read on to know more.

Kajal is traditionally made by mixing galena (lead sulfide) and other ingredients, giving it the deep black color. Synonymous with…
Indian bridal make-up is incomplete without the characteristic brow bindis which are red and white in color. These eyebrow miniature…
Kalira (also spelled as Kaleera or Kalire) is a silver or gold embellished, umbrella shaped ornament that is attached to…
Bindi has been the nucleus of the Indian Beauty. Bindi is an integral part of an Indian woman’s beautification process…