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Mehndi Or Henna Is Tradition

Mehndi or Henna is a paste that is bought in a cone shaped tube and is made into designs for young girls and women. Henna has been considered a symbol of good luck; health and sensuality for many centuries. A lot of women have used a paste made primarily of dried ground henna leaves to cover their hands and feet with designs.

powder of henna leaves to make henna paste
powder of henna leaves to make henna paste
mehndi powder to make henna paste
mehndi powder to make henna paste
grinding of henna leaves to make henna powder
grinding of henna leaves to make henna powder
old style of grinding henna leaves
old style of grinding henna leaves

For women, it is usually drawn on the palm, back of the hand and on feet, where the design will be clearest. . Henna was originally used as a form of decoration mainly for Hindu brides. In the modern age people buy ready-made Henna cones, which are ready to use and make painting easy. However, in rural areas in India, women grind fresh henna leaves with added oil.

henna design on foot of bridle
henna design on foot of bridle
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stylish mehndi
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design of mehndi

Tradition

  • Mehendi decoration of palms and feet of a bride

Mehndi is a ceremonial art. Intricate patterns of mehndi are typically applied to brides at their wedding. In Rajhastan mehndi is also used for grooms to make designs on their palms. Henna is now also used in some European states, where the night before the wedding night is dedicated to decorating the bride with henna, and called “Henna night”. Also, as an alternative to a ‘hen party’ in the Western countries, some families have “Mehndi nights”, or “henna nights”, similar to the ones in the Gulf States. The bride and also close friends of the bride have their hands, arms and even feet decorated with henna. In the Middle East and Africa, it is common for women to apply henna to their fingernails and toenails and to their hands.

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Process

Application of the Henna paste

Henna paste is applied on the skin by using a plastic cone. After about 15–20 minutes, the henna paste will dry and begin to crack and during this period you may use mixture of lemon juice and white sugar upon henna and have dark color. The final color is reddish brown and can last from one to four weeks. It depends upon the quality of henna. Exfoliation of skin may cause the henna tattoo to fade.

henna paste for making tattoos
henna paste for making tattoos
application of mehndi upon hair
application of mehndi upon hair
Henna beauty
Henna beauty
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mehndi foot beauty

The Mehndi celebration

Different countries celebrate the ceremonies of henna in different ways according to their own marriage customs, rituals, and culture. According to Hindu tradition, this ceremony is generally held at the bride’s house few days before the marriage. In Pakistan Mehndi event is considered most important and charming event for both male and females.

 

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