Floral Delights

Mogra, popularly known as Jasminum sambac a variant of the jasmine flower native to South and Southeast Asia is usually knotted in a sting and usually worn by women on their hair. It is a symbol of a woman who is happily married. Usually widowed or divorced women wearing flowers on their hair is frowned down upon. (Not so much in modern India though, the practice is still quite rampant in the rural regions of the country.) In this collage, you can see separated and cleaned heaps of picked flowers, the process in which they get weaved, and the finished product. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

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2 comments on “Floral Delights”

  1. It’s an education following your blog, Kamakshi. Thank you!

    (Do the flowers smell as sweet as other jasmine?)

    • As gracious as ever Judith. I dont think there is a better thing to put up that what you see around you day in day out! They smell way better than the Jasmine. Mom and granny used to put it up to the temple in our place and the entire house would be engulfed in the mild and soothing fragrance. I so wish i could send you some, i’m sure you’d love it 🙂


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