What Is Vermilion Sindoor KumKum? …… 🥴

Like Sindoor in India

the art and lacquerware of China……

As powdered mineral cinnabar

or the color of a scale insect

kermes vermilion…………

Between red and rose

a brilliant red or scarlet sky…………

Vermilion Sindoor Kumkum.

The “timeless” time

of the indigenous Australian’s

formative creation

perpetual creation

scarlet crimson…………

Like the widely used

art and decorations of Ancient Rome

the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages

the paintings of the Renaissance.

Some crimson

strong red color inclining to purple

slightly bluish-red between red and rose.

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The pigments of Ancient Dreams

perpetual “timeless” time.

Vermilion Sindoor Kumkum!

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Say What!? … 🧐

“So what is Verlilion Sindoor KumKum?” Asked Bharath Upendra!

Vermilion is a brilliant red color ……

Whereas the Kumkum (also called sindoor in some places) popularly known as roli. is made using turmeric powder and lime stone. … Sindoor or Sindooram is a traditional vermilion red or orange-red coloured cosmetic powder from Indian Subcontinent, usually worn by married women along the part of their hair.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. What inspired you to write this?

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    1. Halbarbera says:

      Created the artwork from a scribble and then wanted to know what color it was. Hence the post!

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      1. And the colour is vermilion?

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      2. Halbarbera says:

        Yes! Partly! Vermilion is a brilliant red color ……

        Whereas the Kumkum (also called sindoor in some places) popularly known as roli. is made using turmeric powder and lime stone. … Sindoor or Sindooram is a traditional vermilion red or orange-red coloured cosmetic powder from Indian Subcontinent, usually worn by married women along the part of their hair.

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      3. Not just married women, even men have it on their forehead. It’s a cultural and religious expression.

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      4. Halbarbera says:

        So be it…just liked the sound of the words and meanings!

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      5. I understand.
        Stay safe and confined, sarge.
        The America has it worse this time.

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      6. Halbarbera says:

        Not really…Italy has a lot more and is 1/6 the size of America. And China is covering the truth and the world is discovering that!

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      7. Been checking the stats, sarge. The USA is in trouble.

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      8. Halbarbera says:

        As is the world! No politics please!

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      9. Not at all into politics, sarge.

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      10. Halbarbera says:

        Included in post referencing you!

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  2. judybarbera says:

    Very creative and unusual…

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  3. I loved the way you related everything. Sindoor has a lot of importance in india.
    I have seen it from my childhood and the colors had been a important part of my life reading it was a good experience.

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    1. Halbarbera says:

      Thank you for the comments!

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