Kumkum, which is made from dried and powdered turmeric and then treated with slaked lime, is blood red in colour and is the most auspicious symbol in Indian religion and culture. A pinch of Kumkum placed on the forehead enhances the natural beauty of an Indian woman. Married women place the Kumkum on their hair parting as a sign of being married.
Owning and gifting Kumkum containers is considered part and parcel in the Hindu culture. Offering kumkum to ladies and elderly women is a sign of deference and respect.
Kumkum is an integral aspect of religious rituals and rites. All Hindu Goddesses are worshipped with flowers, incense and kumkum.
This particular product features a cleverly crafted Kumkum container embedded with beautiful shells. It can be used in two ways - as a decorative item as well as to extend kumkum to women who come to visit on an auspicious occasion.