By Sherazade Khan
What’s monsoon without pakoras and what’s a wedding without teekas? As pointless and boring as Hrithik Roshan’s defense against Kangana Ranaut’s allegations. Coming back to the more interesting topic – the teeeka – it is undoubtedly one of our most favourite desi accessory. I’ve yet to find a person on whom the teeka doesn’t look good.
It goes with just about any ensemble you choose to wear, be it a shalwar kameez, gharara, lehenga or even a sari. It’s a staple item in the jewellery box, and you should totally invest in a few cool versions to wear with different sets and outfits!
Here we round up our favourites, and where to buy them!
Image Source: Ali Javeri Jewelers
This floral kundan teeka is simple yet on point with a dangling pearl drop and has even been endorsed by Nabila on Good Morning Pakistan! Pair it with matching earrings and an up-do to make a bold statement.
Image source: Zohra Rahman’s official Instagram account
If crazy-cool is your thing, then you must be a regular stalker of Zohra Rahman’s Instagram page where she uploads her amazing designs. While her cut-out rings are extremely drool worthy, we just got acquainted to her edgy teekas!
Who says teekas need to be traditional? They can be in the shape of a star or even a leaf – broaden your horizons, ladies!
This is an all-time classic design that can be cherished for years to come. Definitely a piece that can be passed on to future generations as it will never go out of style. Dress it up or down, depending on how you’re feeling! For price and other inquiries, contact Ali Javeri Jewellers.Image source: http://sonarpk.com/product/rani-tikka/
As the name suggests, this is an elaborate piece which exudes a very royal feel and would be perfect for the bride to wear at her mehndi!
For more details, send an email to email@example.com and quote the product code: MP-044.
Image source: http://sonarpk.com/product/joomertikka-4/
This simple kundan teeka with delicate pearls has a side patti to add more elegance. The product code is MP-081, so get going ladies before it goes out of stock!
A multicolored kundun teeka set in gold plated silver and decorated with pearls never goes out of style. The eye-catching piece is a steal at Rs 8500 from Sarwana.
Photograph by Deevees
This beautiful teeka (yes, it’s a teeka on top of a matha patti) along with the other jewellery that adorns Armeena Khan in her shoot for Yalghaar, is from Gold by Reama Malik. The traditional chaandbaala design is enhanced by the maatha patti but would look striking even without it.
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This tribal design by Print Therapy is eclectic and boy would it make a statement! If you’re not so fussed about being traditional, or like to have pieces that are out of the ordinary, this one is for you!
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These magnificent beauties come as earrings and teekas both. If you’re feeling particularly funky why not get a host of different colours and mix things up? Check out Indigo’s Facebook page or call them at 0334 3883755 for more information.