Wooden Sindoor Box
9,5 x 11 x 5 cm
Himachal Pradesh, India
good, nice patina; remnants of red colour inside
Sindoor is a traditional red or orange-red colored cosmetic powder from India, usually worn by married women along the parting of their hair. Use of sindoor denotes that a woman is married , and ceasing to wear it usually implies widowhood.
The main component of modern sindoor is usually vermillion. Traditionally, sindoor is made from Bixa Orellana pods