MEHNDI DESIGN

Mehndi is a form of body art starting in ancient India. Mehndi’s decorative designs are created on a person’s body, using a paste. Mehndi created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant, Henna, also known as Mehndi in Hindi, and Chinah in Hebrew, is a dye prepared from the plant Lawsonia inermis, also known as hina. With its synonymous associations to Indian festivals, ceremonies and especially weddings, the Indian bride’s attire is incomplete without the ornate finery and patterns of intricate mehndi adorning her hands.

History:-

Mehndi is derived from the Sanskrit word mendhikā. The use of mehndi and turmeric is described in the earliest Hindu Vedic ritual books. It was originally used for only women’s palms and sometimes for men, but as time progressed, it was more common for men to wear it. Mehendi has a great significance in performing classical dance like Bharatnatyam. Mehndi decorations became fashionable in the West in the late 1990s, where they are called henna tattoos.

Tradition:-

Mehndi is a ceremonial or the traditional art of painting the hands with a paste made from the powdered, dried leaves of the henna plant. It is typically applied during weddings for Muslim and Hindu brides. In Rajasthan, the grooms are given designs that are often as elaborate as those for brides.

Arabic Mehndi:-

The fascination towards Arabic bridal mehndi designs has grown manifolds in the last few years! It gives a breath of fresh air to the traditional mehndi designs, with its modernity and uniqueness. Arabic Mehndi involves a mix of floral artwork along with geometric patterns, resulting in gorgeous, bold designs.

Arabic Mehndi Design:-
Rose Arabic bridal Mehndi Design:-

If yours is an intimate wedding and you don’t wish to go overboard with the mehndi design, then this one is a perfect choice for you!

Arabic Mehndi Design with Glitter:-

We haven’t seen a lot of brides incorporating glitter in their mehndi! Though it’s temporary but would be visually appealing, to say the least.

Arabic bridal Mehndi Design for hands:-

This is one of those Arabic mehndi designs which may look easy at first glance but is actually created with eccentric patterns!

Arabic Mehndi Design with Motifs:-

The highlight of this design is the elaborate motifs that accentuate the hand. In short, an interesting pattern that surely is a sight to behold!

Arabic Mehndi on Feet:-

How about going extra on the hands and keeping it minimal on the feet? Well if that’s the plan, then you should consider this Arabic mehndi design.

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From the recently held India International Jewelry Week to runway events like Lakme Fashion Week, the designs in rustic and urban motifs have a bolder comeback this year. The Indian bridal mehendi often extending beyond the wrists into arms, and on feet, is quite a grand affair. Peacock or paisley, lace, and floral motifs continue to be favorites when it comes to traditional mehendi motifs.

References:-

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehndi