Back To India

My memories project base on my trip to India. The fist impression was like I enter the different word where everything is very different. People are more kind, they don't care about what you wear or how mach money you have. Indian people they like the mirror of you. If you will smile to them they will smile you back. In this way i can find a lot of contrasts between the life in Europe and India. This trip is one of the most exiting memories. The nature, wild animals, colors on the street, poor people on the street, different smells and tastes. All this things mix up together and i can say that this trip was the most exiting trip i even had.

To make my final piece i was thinking about the bridge between cultures and also the time. In my project i made the modern structure of the ear and combine it with the history of indian people. To add the nose ring helps me the research of Buddist culture.Decorating the nose is also important because the ancients believed the sixth sense, which represents brainwave focus, is located just above the end of the nose. In India, brides wear nose rings or studs because they are attractive and imply that the bride is worthy. It is also believed that the nose connects with romantic, sexual and emotional feelings. 

Significance In Ayurvedic medicine nose piercing is associated with female reproductive organs. It is believed that nose piercing helps reduce periodic menstrual pain and discomfort and that it assures less pain during child birth.

Considerations In India, the nose ring is an important part of the bridal costume and is worn in either the left or right nostril depending on where the bride is from. The nose ring is believed to enhance the bride's beauty in her husband's eyes. Nose rings, which may be decorated with fish, birds, jewels and pearls, are made of either gold or silver. It is not uncommon to see married Indian women of childbearing age wearing a small stud or stead in the left nostril of their nose every day.

Theories/Speculation Nose piercings in Western cultures seem to be strictly for adornment purposes. There is no cultural or historical requirement or meaning such as in Indian, African and Muslim cultures. In the United States, nose piercing is more modern fashion statement.

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The people of India have expended limitless energy and creativity in the invention of ornaments that celebrate the human body. Adorning the visible, material body, they feel, satisfies a universal longing for the embellishment of its intangible counterpart, namely the human spirit.

Indeed rarely is a traditional Indian ornament simply decorative and devoid of inherent meaning or symbolic value. Symbols found in Indian jewelry act as a metaphorical language communicated from the wearer to the viewer. Such a jewelry is created from an infinite reserve of symbolically significant forms and images, some obvious, some subtle, and some whose meaning is forgotten. 


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