Le decorazioni indiane per le cerimonie (tika o bindi), o gioielli per la fronte, sono, nella versione più semplice, un mono orecchino con catenina decorativa per la riga dei capelli e gancetto per fissarlo all'acconciatura (credo possa andare bene all'occorrenza anche una forcina o micro pettinino)
Dopo aver visto le foto della sfilata di Chanel sul fantastico blog Honestly WTF m'è venuta voglia di farne uno/a (?), ecco il mio Paris-Bombay-Verona :)
|Ho utilizzato: catenina argentata, anellini, ciondoli a pallina, base per orecchino tonda con 15 fori, prle in plastica a ventaglio trasparenti bianche e grigi e neri e a rombo nera, filo metallico per i gancetto|
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Tikka Setting with Puff
Tika is a head jewellery worn from a centre parting of the hair. You hang the end with a hook on your hair until the other end of the tika reaches the middle of your forehead.
Traditionally, brides would wear this jewellery, however now it can be worn with any outfit and for every occasion.
They are worn by the Hindu on the forehead to symbolize the importance and worship of intellect, and are said to stimulate the third eye, when placed between the eyes.
Bindis are generally worn by religious men and married women. The look and color of them will depend on their beliefs as individuals, or which sect they are from, and what occasion it is. Vaishnavists generally wear vertical lines, where Shaivites generally wear horizontal lines, but, depending on local customs, all may wear a sort of "smear" of sandalwood, vermillion, or another colorful powder, when they have visited someone who wishes to give them a sort of a spiritual gift.
Generally, if a woman is wearing a red, circular bindi, or a bindi that has a red dot somewhere in it, it means that she is married. Both married and unmarried women often wear bindis of other colors, but if it is red, the woman is making a point that she is married.
These days many westerners are wearing bindis as a fashion statement. When purchasing bindi, in order to avoid cultural insult or confusion, it is important to know what various symbols mean. Most that are sold to westerners were bought by people who don't really know much about Asian symbolism. So here is a list of common bindi shapes, and their meanings:
The tear Drop or circle means a drop or blessing from the deities.
A circle with designs with in means the divine discus, presented by Vishnu to Shiva, as a gift.
Paisley is a stylized Muslim symbol for the pine cone, OR contemporary symbol of moral freedom, tolerance, and peace.
A swan is a tribal symbol for beauty, family, and communal values OR Vishnu.
A flame is for fire, intensity, Shiva in the form of fire.
Mirrors or reflective bindis: In some tribes means protection from evil eye, reminder that what you do comes back, karma.
A square stands for the four elements.
A sunburst sybolizes the sun
The trident is the weapon of Shiva, symbolizing creation, destruction, and regeneration.
A spear signifies victory, the vanquishing of enemies, or removal of obstacles.
An eye invokes Shiva, Kali, or shows reverence to the Nepalese "Khumari" or living goddess. The Khumari is chosen in toddlerhood, based on her fearlessness and closeness to perfection, and much revered until her term ends, at the first time she ever bleeds for any reason. However, it is said that those who marry a former Khumari are sure to have a tragic death.