South Asia and Beyond

The Colour Orange

 The Colour Orange

Beards come in all shapes and sizes. There was a time in India when actor Kabir Bedi’s beard was sought to be emulated. In the present day, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s sparse scraggy beard is known to be widely admired. Not so in Bangladesh, where the luxuriant beards Muslims are known to cultivate now come in hues of henna! The shades range from orange and tangerine to deeper reds. There’s even religious sanction with some clerics promoting the belief that Prophet Mohammad henna-dyed his beard.

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