Henna has been used since antiquity by the women for dying their skin, hair and fingernails. Historically, Henna was found to be widely used in the Arabian Peninsula, South Asia and African continent."Henna" is an Arabic word for what Indians call as Mehendi.
The happiest epoch of our lives such as victories, child birth, circumcision, birthdays, anniversaries, festivities, engagements, weddings, receptions etc are acknowledged along with the application of Henna.
1. GUJRATI MEHENDI PACK
Gujarat is famous for its elaborate mehndi artworks that complement every occasion. Gujrati Bridal mehendi pack makes the blushing bride’s hand stand out. The aquatint design proposals are closely done in clusters.
They use images of the bride, groom, peacock, rangoli work, bracelet, bangle drawings, and other recognizable patterns that get imprinted into the heart of the spouse.
There are sultry shades, spiral weaves, idols, sparrows, symmetric, asymmetric designing along with the flora and fauna of the nature.
The lovely fingers are added with tiny details. At times they are completely covered with unique spiral works. The captivating tips are often capped with mehendi coverings to lend a luscious orange colour to them.
In Gujrati design, the main theme occupies the centre of the palm while extending toward the wrist, further flowing from wrist to the mid of the arm.
2. PUNJABI MEHENDI PRINTS
The Punjabi mehendi drawing narrates story about the pretty pair who would be united forever into the holy matrimony.
The essence of the design glorifies the culture and heritage of Punjab. The native women love to embrace themselves with the mehendi for every occasion be it karva chaut or baisakhi.
Paisley are the kind of distinctive delicate engravings that are made of curved shaped figures like feathers, pines etc that are so alluring to look at. Even the circular motifs are aesthetically appealing as they get registered into the minds of the admirers.
3. MARATHI RAJA RANI MEHENDI SCHEME
Marathi mehendi figures represent the Maharashtrian ‘Raja and Rani.’ Brides mostly prefer this for their wedding mehndi as it shows the alliance of the tow souls.
MARATHI MEHENDI ZARI LAYOUT
This is one of the authentic Marathi form that use lot of ‘Zari’ like artwork commonly known as embroidery. It includes tiny dots and squares that open a world of window within your palm.
CRISS-CROSS MARATHI MEHENDI MESHWORK
The web, net or the jazzy Jaali work gives the look of the entanglement and reticulations.
4. ARABIAN HENNA HAS A HEART CONNECTION
Henna imparts the crimson colour of regalement. The Arabian women in particularly love henna art to make their hands more kissable and caressed.
They follow their heritage of reddening their hands and feet with the juicy red hues of Henna for beautification purpose.
The Nuptial Night of the Henna is the last Night of one’s Bachelorhood. It is a special night in the life of the bachelor and the spinster bride who would soon be bounded in the conjugal wedlock for the rest of their lives. The Bachelors Eve is celebrated by all including the Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus, Christians and Zoroastrians around the world.
ARABIAN HENNA AND BODY ART IDEAS
Frolic females fall for many variations and mystifying patterns along with the seductive symbols that resembles flowers, buds, creepers, leaves, swirls, shells, motifs, pearls, gems, stones, sparkles, peacocks that are intricately etched over the skin to highlight one’s personality.
Arabic Henna articulation is an amalgamation of geometrical templates and architectural designs where the bold borders are traced for skin decoration.
Flowers are universally regarded as the epitome of femininity. When Henna stains the skin with its deep orange-red tone, the flower literally seems to come alive while blooming in our hands and feet.
Arabian ladies wish to make a secret impression before their sweethearts. They hatch henna tattoos just about everywhere including back column, shoulders, arms, belly, neck, thighs and even shaved pole of their head to create a fashionable statement.
GET DARK RED HENNA STAINS NATURALLY
The fresh Henna leaves are crushed along with a drop of clove oil, olive oil, eucalyptus oil and made into a smooth paste.
STEPS FOR MAKING HENNA PIPING CONE
1. Grab a zip freezer bag, Mylar gift wrapper or cellophane sheet to make cone filler.
2. Cut a 12”x12” square from the sheet. Ideally, a cone should be six inches long.
3. Cut the square diagonally forming 2 triangles.
4. Pick the triangular sheet and start rolling it in such a way that a cone is ultimately formed.
5. Pour in your henna paste inside the cone and fold the end with a tape.
6. If the tip of the cone is closed or too small for the henna paste to pass through it, snip a small opening just the size of the pinhole with a scissors and now starting tattooing your skin.
START YOUR MEHENDI DESIG
1. Apply scented eucalyptus oil on your washed and dry skin.
2. Squeeze the cone filled with Henna gently while drawing patterns all through the skin.
3. After tattooing, wear a wrap on your hands as this will avoid henna crumbs to scatter on your bed making it messy while you sleep.
4. Next morning, rub off the dried Mehendi flakes with a towel or tissue. Do not wet hands or use soap.
5. Pamper your hands and toes by treating them with steam coming from the kettle full of fuming water and crushed cloves.
6. Wear gloves while bathing to avoid exposure to water as far as possible and notice for yourself the amazingly dark red results.
AFTER-RUB FOR COLOURATION
Once your henna tattoo is applied, let it dry naturally. After every two hours of interval, dab your skin with a mixture of 1 tea spoon each of water, lemon and sugar. The acid solvent will increase the acidity of the henna while leaving your skin moist. This will even make Henna adhere to skin while letting the stains penetrate deep into the melanin.
The innovative fancy glitters are the latest trends to be followed by the kids. They range from sparkles to the crystals and are forms a very attractive option.
Just add the colourful glitter of your choice in the Henna and start a simple sketch work.
EMPTY SPACES ARE FLLED WITH WINSOME WORDS
In order to complete the fissures or gaps in between the fillers like lines, dots, pies, contours, web, numerous, alphabets, solidus, slashes, strings and chains can be drawn to add continuity.
AVOIDE THE ILLEAGLE BLACK HENNA
Partly fermented dried indigo is called as black or neutral henna which is synthetically derived from chemicals. Henna artists often whip ferric substances like Para Phenylenediamine, gasoline, thinner, and benzene that are linked to leukemia, blistering, scarring and lifelong skin sensitivities.