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Mehndi

  1. 1. CHATNY MEHNDI design Traditional henna body artMonday, October 22, 12
  2. 2. Body Painting with Henna History Henna has been used throughout Africa, India, and the Middle East for thousands of years. 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. New grind stone Behndi designsMonday, October 22, 12
  3. 3. Henna Use in the Past As far back as 1200 B.C. the ancient Egyptians were using henna on their nails and hair. Henna was also used to dye animal skins, textiles, and mens beards. Once the henna plants cooling properties were discovered, painting the skin became a way for the desert people of India to cool down their body temperatures. There is some historical evidence that henna originated in ancient India as a ceremonial art form. Others believe that Henna was introduced to India in the 12th century. Its been used for at least 5000 years as a cosmetic and for its natural healing properties. Theres also documentation that henna was used in ancient Egypt to stain the fingers and toes of the Pharaohs prior to mummification.Monday, October 22, 12
  4. 4. The art form of applying mehndi henna varies from region to region, this ancient practice has spanned many cultures and traditions. Like all symbols, the varying designs often mean different things to different cultures. Its thus possible to recognize distinctions in cultural style. Arabic designs are generally large, floral patterns on the hands and feet. Whereas Indians (from India) traditionally use fine thin lines for lacy, floral, and paisley patterns which cover their entire hands, forearms, feet and shins; interestingly this is often performed as part of a pre marriage ritual. Africans and Native/South American Indians tend to prefer bold, large geometric designs done in black. Africans have been known to apply a paste of ashes, ammonia compounds, and other corrosives to get the henna stain from orange to black. This can be poisonous and is NOT a recommended procedure for anyone but a highly trained/experienced professional, Paste Applicators and Design TypesMonday, October 22, 12
  5. 5. The art form of applying mehndi henna varies from region to region, this ancient practice has spanned many cultures and traditions. Like all symbols, the varying designs often mean different things to different cultures. Its thus possible to recognize distinctions in cultural style. Arabic designs are generally large, floral patterns on the hands and feet. Whereas Indians (from India) traditionally use fine thin lines for lacy, floral, and paisley patterns which cover their entire hands, forearms, feet and shins; interestingly this is often performed as part of a pre marriage ritual. Africans and Native/South American Indians tend to prefer bold, large geometric designs done in black. Africans have been known to apply a paste of ashes, ammonia compounds, and other corrosives to get the henna stain from orange to black. This can be poisonous and is NOT a recommended procedure for anyone but a highly trained/experienced professional, Paste Applicators and Design TypesMonday, October 22, 12
  6. 6. The art form of applying mehndi henna varies from region to region, this ancient practice has spanned many cultures and traditions. Like all symbols, the varying designs often mean different things to different cultures. Its thus possible to recognize distinctions in cultural style. Arabic designs are generally large, floral patterns on the hands and feet. Whereas Indians (from India) traditionally use fine thin lines for lacy, floral, and paisley patterns which cover their entire hands, forearms, feet and shins; interestingly this is often performed as part of a pre marriage ritual. Africans and Native/South American Indians tend to prefer bold, large geometric designs done in black. Africans have been known to apply a paste of ashes, ammonia compounds, and other corrosives to get the henna stain from orange to black. This can be poisonous and is NOT a recommended procedure for anyone but a highly trained/experienced professional, Paste Applicators and Design TypesMonday, October 22, 12
  7. 7. The art form of applying mehndi henna varies from region to region, this ancient practice has spanned many cultures and traditions. Like all symbols, the varying designs often mean different things to different cultures. Its thus possible to recognize distinctions in cultural style. Arabic designs are generally large, floral patterns on the hands and feet. Whereas Indians (from India) traditionally use fine thin lines for lacy, floral, and paisley patterns which cover their entire hands, forearms, feet and shins; interestingly this is often performed as part of a pre marriage ritual. Africans and Native/South American Indians tend to prefer bold, large geometric designs done in black. Africans have been known to apply a paste of ashes, ammonia compounds, and other corrosives to get the henna stain from orange to black. This can be poisonous and is NOT a recommended procedure for anyone but a highly trained/experienced professional, Paste Applicators and Design TypesMonday, October 22, 12
  8. 8. The perfect WeddingMonday, October 22, 12
  9. 9. Henna Today Until the art of mehndi became hot news in 1996, henna was mostly used in the United States as a hair dye. Widely recognized now as a wonderful way to dye the skin and to achieve the look of a tattoo, traditional henna uses and application processes have gone contemporary. Although some will always prepare their own henna paste, mehndi kits of varying quality, with foolproof instructions and convenient stencils, can be purchased in many retail and online outletsMonday, October 22, 12
  10. 10. New colorful Mehndi and Behndi designs.Monday, October 22, 12
  11. 11. Traditional Henna Body Art, an Alternative to Permanent Tattoos.Monday, October 22, 12
  12. 12. GET TO MEHNDI video 1 video 2 video 3 music video Mr. Masood Ahmad Parvez Mr. BenavidesMonday, October 22, 12

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