Authentic BLACK lead ore KoHL from Morocco to line the eyes. Gently pour it into kôhl bottles using a folded piece of clean white paper as a funnel. Kôhl, which is actually crushed natural antimony, is traditionally used in the Sahara by both men and women of Tuareg tribes to prevent eye infections from the blowing sand by causing the eye to tear slightly.
Colored lead ore KoHL, for use on the outer lid only, in strong powdered tones of turquoise, sapphire, old rose, and pale peach. Sensational effect. No preservatives or additives.
lead ore KoHL completely natural with no additives, this Fassi rouge is gently blended with a small amount of orangeflower water to use on lips or cheeks. Lasts forever, saturated color, the real thing.
Kohl is known by various names in South Asian languages, like sirma or surma in Punjabi and Urdu, kajal in Hindustani, kanmashi in Malayalam, kaadige in Kannada, kaatuka in Telugu and kan mai in Tamil. In India, it is used by women as a type of eyeliner that is put around the edge of the eyes. Even now in southern rural India, especially in Karnataka, women of the household prepare the kajal. This home-made kajal is used even for infants. Local tradition considers it to be a very good coolant for the eyes and believes that it "protects the eyesight and vision from the sun".In Punjabi culture, sirma or surma is a traditional ceremonial dye, which predominantly men of the Punjab wear around their eyes on special social or religious occasions. It is usually applied by the wife of brother or the mother of the male.
Some women also add a dot of kajal on the left side of the foreheads or on the waterline of the eye on women and children to protect them from 'buri nazar'. 'Buri nazar' literally means 'bad glance' and is comparable to the 'evil eye', although it can be interpreted as ill-wishes of people or even lustful eyes, in the sense of men ogling women. Tamil woman applies kohl to her son in India.
In the centuries-old South Indian Bharatnatayam dances, the dancers apply heavy kohl to their eyes so as to draw attention to their eye gestures and movement. The kohl is then applied to eyebrows and eyelids to add further enhancement to the dancers.Traditional kohl was originally made from the ash of frankincense, an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees. It was later made from powdered antimony, a silvery-white earth metal. As antimony became scarce and therefore expensive, other metallic elements were used in its place. These products have since been found to contain lead, arsenic, phosphates and other impurities.