Kannagi Nose Ornament – Clip On


4000 years ago the practice of wearing a nose pin migrated from the Middle East and became a part of the local way of life in India where it holds a position of cultural and historical significance till date.
Of course the meaning and significance naturally varies in different religions and communities which is truly what makes nose ornaments so beautifully diverse.
Here we have The Kannagi Nose Pin. Also known as Mukkuthi in Tamizh, nose ornaments have adorned our women for centuries.
The stud, usually very ornate, if on the left nostril was representative of a woman’s sexual health and sensuality. This came about mostly because of the ayurvedic reasoning that a woman’s left nostril is connected to her reproductive organs. If on the right is symbolic of her marital status.
The colours used here are your typical Dravidan colours of emerald greens, a smooth oxidised red and that golden yellow reminiscent of the golden Pandya Dynasty. The Pandyas flourished under traders and merchants of the time who have legacies all over the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu till date.
Wear Kannagi, be Kannagi. She was a legendary woman.