Friday 11 October 2013

33DC09- Indian


I can one hundred percent relate to today's theme in 33 Days Challenge. Being an Indian, I was very much excited about today's theme. This is the first theme for which i had so so many ideas to choose from. I kinda wanted  to do them all but that is not  possible. 

When i thought about what to create to represent India, two things came to my mind Indian Wedding and  colors. Though i did Indian Wedding nails with Cheeky jumbo plate C but then i realized that it will be too obvious nail art design for today. So I decided to do a second manicure, this time i chose to represent colors and Indian Textile. 

I am from Jaipur, capital city of Rajasthan state. Rajasthan is famous  for so many things like its culture,history, forts, spicy food, colors etc. I decide to do a nail art inspired from Rajasthani tie-dye textile.

This manicure is inspired from Lehariya and Bandhej(Bandhani) print. Both Lehariya and Bandhani are Tie-Dye techniques, the basic difference between them is how the fabric is tied for dying it. Lehariya is a wavy stripes pattern on a fabric and Bandhani is square and dots pattern creating different kinda designs on a fabric.

Both of them is wear by both men (Rajasthani turban) and women(saree, rajputi poshak, salwar kameez, scarves, kurti, stoles etc). Bandhani is worn all year around on both auspicious and  festive occasions as well as casual wear whereas Lehariya is worn in spring time, but people like me wear it whenever they want.

Lehariya and Bandhani inspired nail art
Anyway i think i talked too much today and i am not sure if anybody is reading it :)
So here is my manicure:
Rajasthani nail art
 base polish: sinful colors Gogo Girl(red) and Catrice Hugo Moss(green)
stripes and dotted square: freehanded with acrylic colors
topped with seche vite

Indian Nail art
33DC09- Indian
I didnt try to make the stripes perfect straight or the square to be perfect squares as both Lehariya and Bandhani doesnt have perfect stripes or square. i guess that made my work easier. 

I chose red, green and yellow colors for this manicure because these colors are most favorite colors of Rajasthani women for festive occasions. 

I hope you like this mani. I loved this theme and thank you CNT for having this theme. 

Please checkout what other girls did for today's theme. 

Happy Weekend!!