What is the Tamil Aesthetic?

Jewellery is part of an Tamil woman's identity.  Women generally wear bangles, nose rings, mangal-sutra, chains, anklets and toe rings, as dancer Urmila says in this post here. Bless you, my heart. The shell bangles slip from my wasting hands. My eyes, sleepless for days, are muddied. Kurunthogai poetry Her waist is [...]

By |2019-09-30T22:36:46+05:30July 9th, 2019|Categories: Motifs, Tamilnadu|Tags: , , , , , , |13 Comments

Jewellery as Identity

What makes up your identity? Is it culture, tradition, and aesthetics? Or is it religion, faith, and rituals? Is it ideas and concepts? Or is it your habits, fitness levels and fashion? Most likely, it is all of the above. For many of us, how we dress and what we wear is part [...]

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