Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Mehndi /Henna designs

I know that I'm not so perfect in designing Mehndi ;but a serious admirer though. Applying Henna has become an integral ritual during Eid , weddings and similar functions back home. As you all know, we indians has got a separate function named mehndi/mailanchi just a day before the wedding.




 












I remember when we were kids,we used to roam around to pluck the henna leaves, grind it, then pluck some coconut tree leaves for its thin sticks and then go behind some elders who could apply it on our hands. We try to deepen its color by adding something to it like lemons, black tea, petrol..... ya petrol,, you read it right... 







I've seen Arabs mixing some drops of petrol into henna for dark colors. Yes. when we tried it, the color came out deep, but the smell of pure henna was lost somewhere.. Once we dare to add the white ingredient which we use to make Paan to henna; I forgot its name. Actually somebody told us that it was the main ingredient which turns Paan into red while chewing and that would give a nice color to our henna. But what happened was there was no color at all when we washed our hands!! Our palms were blank!!



















10 comments:

  1. Wow...perfection at its peak!! just awesome!!

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  2. Very beautiful.
    I didn't know about adding petrol - I'm shocked!
    And the white thing in paan is 'chuna' ... the brown liquidy thing is 'kattha' - so it's one of the two I guess.

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  3. This selection of mehandi designs and patterns are totally awesome! My current craze is mehandi designs so this makes me really so happy!

    Love hugs and cheers xxx
    Marilyn
    http://easyday.snydle.com/mehandi-designs.html

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  4. Fabulous and amazing! You have a very nice collection of mehndi designs you featured here in your post. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I agree. These one of a kind pakistani mehndi designs are truly amazing work. They never fail to make me feel so amazed with them. Thanks for sharing.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Mehndi /Henna designs

I know that I'm not so perfect in designing Mehndi ;but a serious admirer though. Applying Henna has become an integral ritual during Eid , weddings and similar functions back home. As you all know, we indians has got a separate function named mehndi/mailanchi just a day before the wedding.




 












I remember when we were kids,we used to roam around to pluck the henna leaves, grind it, then pluck some coconut tree leaves for its thin sticks and then go behind some elders who could apply it on our hands. We try to deepen its color by adding something to it like lemons, black tea, petrol..... ya petrol,, you read it right... 







I've seen Arabs mixing some drops of petrol into henna for dark colors. Yes. when we tried it, the color came out deep, but the smell of pure henna was lost somewhere.. Once we dare to add the white ingredient which we use to make Paan to henna; I forgot its name. Actually somebody told us that it was the main ingredient which turns Paan into red while chewing and that would give a nice color to our henna. But what happened was there was no color at all when we washed our hands!! Our palms were blank!!



















10 comments:

  1. Wow...perfection at its peak!! just awesome!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very beautiful.
    I didn't know about adding petrol - I'm shocked!
    And the white thing in paan is 'chuna' ... the brown liquidy thing is 'kattha' - so it's one of the two I guess.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This selection of mehandi designs and patterns are totally awesome! My current craze is mehandi designs so this makes me really so happy!

    Love hugs and cheers xxx
    Marilyn
    http://easyday.snydle.com/mehandi-designs.html

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fabulous and amazing! You have a very nice collection of mehndi designs you featured here in your post. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I agree. These one of a kind pakistani mehndi designs are truly amazing work. They never fail to make me feel so amazed with them. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete