Acrylic Coffin Nails
Acrylic Coffin nail art is perhaps the oldest form of nail art anywhere in the world. It developed separately from Western culture thousands of years ago on the Indian subcontinent to celebrate religious festivals. In the modern day, it’s become increasingly popular around Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, celebrated during the Fall months of October and November, marking the beginning of the Indian financial year.
History Of Acrylic Coffin Nails
According to Mashable, the earliest known form nail art originated in India more than 7,000 years ago. Acrylic Coffin nail art has since been incorporated into Hinduism, starting around 500 BCE. Acrylic Coffin patterns can be found in all sorts of places from India’s ancient past, including on floors, murals, and tapestries.
The word Acrylic Coffin comes from the Sanskrit word “rangavalli” - a word that has been associated with religious festivities in India for millennia. In its traditional sense, Acrylic Coffin most often referred to semi-symmetrical patterns painted on the floor in a circular shape. There are many different types of rangoli designs, all extremely bright in color.
Acrylic Coffin designs draw inspiration from the natural world, including things like lotus flowers, sunsets, food, and leaves. Nail artists have used traditional Acrylic Coffin floor designs as inspiration for nail artwork.
nail art bloggers have attempted to bring Acrylic Coffin nails up to date
Acrylic Coffin Design Nail Trends
Acrylic Coffin nails, like so many other nail designs, aren’t separate from the rest of a person’s attire. In fact, they are often an extension of the religious dress and artwork that comes part and parcel with Diwali celebrations.
It’s not uncommon for women to wear beautiful Acrylic tattoos along their arms, finishing with Rangoli nails at the tips of their fingers. When choosing a particular rangoli nail design, it’s important to make sure that it complements the rest of your attire.
Purple, Studded Acrylic Coffin Nails
Acrylic Coffin nails can come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. One of the most popular at the moment combines bright purple with studs and embellishments to complete the pattern.
Acrylic Coffin nails are often assumed to have traditional designs, but there’s no reason why similar patterns can’t be created using rhinestones or other gems affixed to the nails. Using a traditional Diwali color, like dark purple, alongside gemstones creates a modern rangoli look and something which will stand out as unique.
Baby Blue And Pink
Baby blue and bright pink are two colors closely associated with traditional Acrylic Coffin. As a result, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that they have found their way into Acrylic Coffin nail art. One designer at Robin Moses created a different Acrylic Coffin nail design for each nail, using a combination of baby blue and pink, embellished with gold elements and black lacquer.
Orange And Black
Orange and black are two colors often associated with Diwali in general and Acrylic Coffin in particular. And now, thanks to the creativity of nail artists, these colors have been used to create beautiful, rangoli designs. Start off by painting a semi-circle of orange around the slightly brighter section of the nail bed extending from the cuticle. Then cap it off with a thin line of matte black nail polish, as if you were drawing a border around it.
Next, leave a semicircular piece of the nail unpolished, before painting the rest of it matte black to the fingertips. Although the procedure might sound simple, it’s anything but. Getting the crescent-shaped plain section to look good is extremely difficult. To do it right, you may need to use a stencil so that you don’t apply nail polish to the wrong areas.
Traditional Acrylic Coffin
Blogger Setu Rohini takes traditional Acrylic Coffin designs and applies them directly to her nails. First, she starts off by applying a sheer-white nail polish with gold flecks as the base, similar to a plain marble floor that might frame a traditional Acrylic Coffin. Next, she constructs the Acrylic Coffin on her nail using special Acrylic Coffin decals. These stickers come in a symmetrical, floral pattern and cover around two-thirds of the width of the nail.
When To Wear Acrylic Coffin Nails
Whereas you’re free to wear other varieties of nail all year round, Acrylic Coffin nails are best preserved for the months of Diwali in October and November. Of course, if you don’t want to wait that long, you don’t have to, but celebrating the main Hindu festival was the original purpose of these nails.
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Eyeyard.com - August 28, 2017