a simple recipe for mixing henna. It's the same
one we've been using to decorate clients and
teaching to others for several years. Mehendi' (mehndi) simplicity is one of the reasons we use it.
Except for the henna / mehndi powder, all the tools and
materials needed to mix the recipe and apply the
paste can be found in most kitchens, or at almost
any grocery store. Also. because it's simple,
it's an easy recipe to teach and for others to
learn and remember.
If you are new to
henna painting, this recipe is a good start, but
look around at what other practitioners are doing
too. Keep in mind that no recipe is a guarantee
of immediate success because there are a great
many variables that affect the results you get,
so you have to be willing to inquire and
experiment until you find a combination of
materials and techniques that works for you.
Keep on checking, Mehendi
(mehndi) / henna Designs
changes every week.:
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Mehendi, No Marriage
not just a way of artistic expression, sometimes it's a must! A
Hindu wedding includes a number of religious rites before and during
the nuptials, and Mehendi play a vital role in it, so much so that
no Indian marriage is considered complete without it! The reddish
brown color of Mehendi - which stands for the prosperity that a
bride is expected to bring to her new family - is considered most
auspicious for all wedding-related ceremonies.
The Mehendi (mehndi) Ritual: A day before her wedding, the girl and
her female folks gather for the Mehendi ritual - a ceremony
traditionally marked by joie de vivre - during which the
bride-to-be embellish their hands, wrists, palms and feet with the
lovely red hue of the Mehendi. Even the groom's hand, especially in
Rajasthani weddings, is decorated with Mehendi patterns.