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These two little boxes contain haldi and kumkum. Each one promises to sit comfortably in the middle of your palm while you stand on tip-toe and peek into a mirror to apply kumkum on your forehead.

The colours on the boxes, the illustrations and the fonts – All kitsch. All Goddess-friendly.

Via (and photographed) by Archana Srinivas of Rang Decor.

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The Lotus Queen book box. Inspired by the kaavad, this little vibrant wooden cupboard opens up to reveal the book. Kaavad is a craft native to Rajasthan that uses wooden boxes as portable story-tellers. The insides carried more illustrations arranged to form the outlines of a story. They also served as shrines. Read more about the tradition of using kaavad for story-telling here - http://gaatha.com/blog/?p=74

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