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One of the most recognizable items in Hinduism is the bindi a red dot worn on the forehead of women. A bindi means "a drop, small particle, dot" and is a forehead decoration worn in South Asia (particularly India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Mauritius) and Southeast Asia. Traditionally it is a bright dot of red applied in the center of the forehead between the eyebrows. It can also be other colors, with a sign or piece of jewelry worn here as well.
Traditionally, married women wear bindi's. It symbolizes female energy and protects the women and their husbands. Bindis usually made with the paste of colored sandalwood, turmeric, sindoor and most commonly a red dot made with vermilion. Bindis are now popular outside South Asia as well. International celebrities such as Gwen Stefani, Julia Roberts, Madonna, Selena Gomez and many others have been seen wearing bindis as a style statement. The bindi acknowledges the third eye, the area between the eyebrows where attention is focused during meditation.
More recently, the bindi has become primarily a decorative accessory worn by unmarried girls and non-Hindu women. Unrestricted color and shape, and self-adhesive bindis made from felt in various designs and colors are common. Bindi styles often vary by the area of India in which they are worn.
Related jewelry is the BOHO style head or hair chains. Boho-chic is a style of fashion drawing on various bohemian and hippie influences. At it's peak, in 2004–05, was associated particularly with actress Sienna Miller and model Kate Moss in England and actresses Mary-Kate Olsen and Nicole Richie in the United States. It wanes from time to time, but comes back in varying styles. Elements of boho-chic became popular in the late 1960s and some date back much further, being associated, for example, with pre-Raphaelite women of the mid-to-late 19th century and ancient Egypt.