The young woman had chin dimples

Smile of dimpled woman
Shot in Malda, India
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A young woman in a polka-dot dress was standing by a bamboo fence. She had dimples and was very pretty. When I took my camera and looked through the viewfinder, I saw her smiling at me with sparkling eyes.

The woman who had her ears pierced also had her nose pierced, like many women here around Malda. Her piercing was also on the left side, like many others. In India and other parts of South Asia, the left nostril is thought to be responsible for the female genitalia, so it is believed that having the left nostril pierced will ease the pain of menstruation and childbirth. If you look closely at the women with pierced noses in town, you will see that they all have a hole in their left nostril, just like this young woman. The woman I met at the market also had a piercing in her left nostril.

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PHOTO DATA

No

8290

Shooting Date

Jun 2011

Posted On

February 1, 2014

Modified On

December 25, 2020

Place

Malda, India

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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