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Sumaiya is from Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jill is from Dallas, Texas USA. Got questions? We've got answers.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Sumaiya - Explaining the Dots


One of the most popular questions I heard about my culture was, "What's up with the dots on the forehead?" Well, that dot is called a "teep" in Bangla. Traditionally, only married women would wear a red teep on their forehead; it was like wearing a wedding band. Nowadays, a teep is just another form of make-up.

However, the kind of teep that extends over the eyebrows, like in this photo, is especially for brides.

2 Comments:

Blogger Sumaiya & Jill said...

SO! PRETTY!

1:20 PM  
Blogger JilloShotz said...

I agree. Way too pretty.

Quit it.

1:23 PM  

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