Hmm this is kind of a hard question as maybe I’m not the most educated on the topic to answer it. The nath is a traditional bridal piece, for hindu and some muslim weddings so there’s really two religions involved with the nath in india so it becomes more of a cultural thing rather than a religious thing. I would say that it’s definitely not as religious of a symbol as a rosary, but more involved in a religious ceremony than a jeweled bindi so I can understand how some people would be offended by it. However I wasn’t offended, as it is a jewelry piece and jewelry is meant to portray fashion and culture in that sense, and I think Kendall totally rocked it and looked great. I think it could be compared to native american turquoise pieces for example. From what I understand since kendall wore a silver nath, silver is much more likely to be a color at a muslim wedding or in very small parts of india where silver is cultural despite those areas being mostly hindu populated, most hindu weddings only do gold jewelry so it might be more offensive to someone in the muslim faith. Overall I see these things more as an appreciation of a decorative cultural item than as appropriation in this case. Hope this helped a bit!
If anyone would like to share their opinions on bindis with me please feel free to message me. Hope I’m not offending anyone
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yeah i’m with you not everyone share’s my opinion but I did want people to know that not everyone is offended by it. And yes I agree with rosaries as well to me that would be the equivalent of someone wearing the large red bindi which is actually used in religious practice. However something that is just a cross is similar to the bejeweled bindis which even in india are meant as fashion statements. And I personally wouldn’t wear a rosary or even anything with Jesus Christ or Mary on it. To me that would be offensive.
Mini rant about the whole bindi controversy: As a person of indian origin I really don’t give a fuck if people want to wear bindi’s as a fashion statement. They are not wearing the larger red ones that are meant solely for religious purposes, and even in india there are many people who wear bindi’s who are not practicing hindus and solely as a cultural fashion statement. I have a shirt that has a giant cross on it, should I not be allowed to wear it because I’m not a Christian? I in no way support inappropriate use of cultural appropriation but I don’t think this is a case of that.
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