The older woman wore both Sindoor and Bindi

Older woman with Sindoor and Bindi
Shot in the city of Malda, India ©Tetsu Ozawa
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A moon-faced woman wearing saree stood in front of me. She wore a sindoor on her forehead, a bindi between her eyebrows and a piercing on her nose. Using sindoor meant that she was married. And the bindi meant that she was Hindu probably. Yet It was difficult to know what the piercing meant.

It is said that the left nostril is connected to the genital function in Ayurveda. So all the women who have their nose pierced wear a pierced earring on the left side.

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PHOTO DATA

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8104

Shooting Date

Jun 2011

Posted On

November 25, 2013

Modified On

January 16, 2020

Place

Malda, India

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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