Henna Tatoos

Jayanti is making a henna design on a hand during Sita cultural center inauguration.

Origins and uses of Mehendi


The mehndi is a form of makeup that is part of the arsenal of seduction of the Asian women.
Originally from India, it then spread to neighboring countries, to the Middle East and all of the
world. In fact, in other countries, mehendi is used on special occasions and above all for weddings. In India, more than the weddings, it is also used for Hindu or Muslims festivals like Diwali and Eid and Indian women.
Unlike tattoos, mehndi is an ephemeral art that is slowly disappearing after a few days, at most two or
three weeks.

Patterns and colors

Henna, mehendi, adorns hands and feet of indian women for weddings

 

Refined arabesques are drawn on the hands and feet with a paste of henna leaves crushed into
powder. It's that powder that is called "mehendi". The paste is placed in a paper with a tip cut. This allows you to draw extremely fine lines and sophisticated designs made by ethnic models. It is also possible to draw the shapes with a thin piece of wood.

The designs are usually figurative, inspired by nature (flowers, leaves, mangoes, birds), the stars, sun andmoon), interlaced and decorated with geometric figures.
The color can be different if we add lemon, tea or coffee to the henna and also according to the
duration of the application. We can get a polychrome result that will vary from light orange to
reddish to dark brown.

Classes at SITA


Come and get a mehendi designed on your hands or feet and see the technic and accuracy required for this art.

We are here to learn the technique for 1.30 hours by appointment for a minimum of 2 persons. Please contact us for more information!

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