8 April 2007

Colours

Colours 1

Colours at one of the many customs preceding a traditional wedding.

4 comments:

marion said...

What beautiful colours...what's going on here? What are the materials?
nosy in Longham...

KDS said...

Marion, this is part of a Punjabi wedding ceremony. It is called "Maiyaan" (ਮਾਈਯਾਂ) and it performed a day or two before the ceremony when the groom or bride's family (at their respective homes) apply a paste on their(groom/bride) bodies (legs, arms and face) so that they are clean after they take a bath.

The colours used here were rice coloured with cooking colours available from any grocery shop. They came out pretty well in the image, didn't they?

marion said...

That's interesting, Kamal, thanks for explaining, and yes, the image is splendid.

KDS said...

Oh and I forgot to point out that the hands you see in the image have been decorated with Henna. Check out this one for details.