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Nose Rings of India

Authors (s): Waltraud Ganguly (Author)
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9789350502198
Pages: 132p., Illustrations; Colour; 28cm.
Pub. date: 19.06.2015, 1st. ed.
Publisher: B.R. Publishing Corporation
Language (s): English
Bagchee ID: BB94263
List price: US $ 83,00
Bagchee price: US $ 74,70
You save: (10.00%)
Member price: US $ 67,23 info

Overview for Nose Rings of India

Nose rings have through the ages been worn all the over the world. The piercing of the nose is ofter od a ritul character. The reasons for wearing nose. rings are manifold. Some aboriginal tribes used bone or boar tusks in order to appear fiercer to their enemies, Maya and Aztee nose rings were restricted to men and were used as singns of royalty.

The nose was and is a very important part of the body, piercing is therefore always of high significance for an individual or a community. In tribal societies nose rings can act as amulets to prevent evil spirits to enter the body. Modern youths may were nose rings as a visual symbol of rebellion and to represent their individuality. In most cases however the nose as the most visible part of the face is decorated to enhance and brighten the individual appearance.

In India nose rings, introduced from the West in Muslim time, are holding an old jewellery tradition, It seems however that the sophisticated and eye-catching big nath types, which were en vogue in the 20th century, were not common before.

This book wants to preserve the memory of a bygone time and of the individual luxury of Indian women.

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