The Vermillion Bride

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Photo and caption by Abs Hans

The psychological and physiological effects of colour have stood the test of time in all cultures around the world. Vermillion (Sindoor), perhaps the most powerful universal colour, is a symbolism of purity, protection and fertility in India. For thousands of years, cultural and religious connotations and practices have shaped the use of vermillion in Indian civilisation. The Vermillion Bride is a representation of the use of this sacred colour in the 21st century.

Location: Jalandhar, India


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