A portmanteau of two tamil words, mooku (nose) and kuththi (piercing), Mookuthi is an artisanal nose ornament brand based in Madras, India.


The many stories and the many women inspired me to put together Mookuthi, a tribute to these small yet incredibly expressive ornaments. While she wears them to express herself, I use them to express myself by distilling expressions of magnitude, fascination, history or culture into this humble inconspicuous canvas, the canvas called Mookuthi.

Explore a few of our collections here, at our online store. If you happen to be in Madras, schedule an appointment & drop by our studio to experience our work first hand or to even get your nose pierced.

- Sarath Selvanathan