Kumkum Wooden Box
$ 30.00 $ 44.00
Hand-carved Indian Tikka boxes originally used to store powder for religious rituals. Sindoor is a traditional vermilion red or orange-red colored cosmetic powder from India, usually worn by married women along the part of their hair. In Hindu communities the use of sindoor indicates a woman is married and ceasing to wear it usually implies widowhood.
The patina of each vintage wood pot is inspired by Hindu tika, a red spot worn on the forehead to greet visitors to their homes and mark auspicious occasions.
Sold Individually. Each one is slightly different.
Approximately 7-1/2" Round x 7"H