Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mehndi Designs

Since it's cold outside and we are expecting more snow tonight and tomorrow (and this weekend), I am going to bring a little warmth into my world by blogging about some of the things I like this month. These are henna designs. Following is a description of how they are used:

"For centuries, mehndi - the art of henna painting on the body - has been practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East, where the henna plant is believed to bring love and good fortune, and to protect against evil. Mehndi is traditionally practiced for wedding ceremonies, during important rites of passage, and in times of joyous celebration. A paste made from the crushed leaves of the henna plant is applied to the skin, and when removed several hours later, leaves beautiful markings on the skin that fade naturally over 1 to 3 weeks." (quoted material from here)

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