India

Face of the Day: Sindoor

Kolkata, India

Kolkata, India

‘Sindoor is a traditional red or orange-red colored cosmetic powder from India, usually worn by married women along the parting of their hair. Use of sindoor denotes that a woman is married in many Hindu communities, and ceasing to wear it usually implies widowhood.’

I hope I am right in saying this is a ‘sindoor.’ Let me know if it is not…

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