It’s all in the head: Maang Teekas get a makeover
The dangling head ornament is lighter, cooler and funkier and the party season is a good time to take it out for a spin.
Tis the season to…. rethink maang teekas. They’re not just for the bride, they’re not for formal traditional events and they’re not always heavy. The dangling head ornament is lighter, cooler and funkier and the party season is a good time to take it out for a spin.
Ditch the worn-to-death polkis, pearl, silver and gold. Switch it up with fairy lights or glittering mirrorwork.
Young designers like Gursakhi Lugani, 25, the owner of the brand NakhreWaali, creates maatha pattis made of shells, knitted thread, mirrors, coins and colourful thread. “Wear it as a statement piece with a sari or with ripped jeans and a T-shirt,” Lugani says.
Radhika Bhatia’s Accessory Funk does away with bling and focusses on simplicity. The 21-year-old designer works with metals, charms, assorted beads and even dreamcatchers. “They can be worn in different ways and are perfect for festivals, beach parties, mehendi functions and weddings,” she says.
An unlikely embellishment for your head: ghungroos from your feet. Online stores like Krafted with Happiness and Craftsvilla give maang teekas and matha pattis a trendy turn with ghungroos. If you want to splurge, Suhani Pittie’s Unsung Tribe collection on the online store Jaypore features crystals and leafy designs that look contemporary, chic and still eye-catching.