Woman With A Pierced Nose

Woman with pierced nose

The woman pierced her left nostril

Shot in the city of Murshidabad, India.

I met an elderly woman who had her nose pierced when I strolled along the streets. It was common for women to have nose pierced here. And all women did on the left nostril. I wondered why they did so at first.

Apparently, they believed it had an effect of diseases peculiar to women. To have nose pierced was not just a fashion here. The woman standing just in front of me looked straight at me and had creases at the corners of her eyes.

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Where is Murshidabad?

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Photo No.
7339
Shooting Date
Jun 2011
Posted On
March 15, 2013
Place
Murshidabad, India
Genre
Portrait Photography
Archive
Mar2013 INDIA PEOPLE
Camera
CANON EOS 1V
Lens
EF85MM F1.2L II USM
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