Application of Mehndi or what is more popularly or rather traditionally called Henna was more common in Asia plus South-East Asian countries. But due to the beauty of the Mehndi designs, the use of Henna for body beautification purpose has transcended borders and reached other cultures too. In Asia, South-East Asia adorning hands, arms, feet with Mehndi is done not solely for beautification purpose but for the purpose of abiding by social customs and traditions too. In every holy occasion like weddings, religious festivals, baby showers or baby nomenclature ceremonies etc, wearing the Mehndi is considered a sign of auspiciousness or good omen. Now lets come to the designs. The Mehndi designs look great indeed and enhance the beauty of your palm, hands or feet a tenfold. It however depends on the skill of the Mehndi expert how perfectly and precisely he or she can bring out the designs on your body. If the designer is expert, any Mehndi design will look just extraordinary on your hand or feet. Its no wonder thereby that the world was drawn towards Mehndi designs. Due to cross-cultural intermingling and incorporation of styles from other cultures, today the Mehndi design patterns have undergone a lot of evolution and a new type has come up-the Designer Mehndi. The Designer Mehndi is very dear to the heart of the modern minds who love to experiment with Mehndi designs. In a designer Mehndi, apart from the traditional patterns like flowers, flower vines, leafy vines, paisley pattern, peacock design, intricate fill-ups etc, youll find geometric patterns, check board style pattern, starry pattern, isolated dots, glitter, stone, bead and color embellishments.
Mehendi which was a traditional art form of India has evolved into a cosmopolitan design sensibility in the year 2013. Special Mehendi parlours in 2013 have evolved where unique Mehendi designs are drawn on Hands and feet. Mehendi had begun to be used as a form of body art in Mehendi parlours where youngsters came to adorn their backs, calves, upper arms and sometimes the waist too with beautiful Mehendi patterns. Mehendi designs were also done with geometric shapes, concentric circles, inscriptions, Arabic symbols apart from traditional imagery like flowers, vines, trellises, peacocks, bride and groom heads and roses.Read More!
Mehendi the original, traditional and body decorating art form of India has evolved into a cosmopolitan design sensibility. Itís common to see Mehendi parlours sprouting like tattoo parlours in the cities and youngsters flock to them in order to get their bodies inked and decorated. There are Special Mehendi patterns where traditional motifs like roses, trailing vines, peacocks, paisleys have been fused with evolved art like Chinese and Gothic symbols. Nor is Mehendi only restricted to red and black colours. You can find everything from green to pink to brilliant blue to emerald green and purple and all other colours that rainbow can dream of unique Mehendi designs are drawn on Hands and feet and also other areas of body like waist, throat. Neck, thighs and stomach..In some respects Mehendi has become one of the healthier options to the art of tattoo in terms of the choices and the unique design range which it offers.Read More!
It is said that the colour of Mehendi depicts the purity of soul of the person who is wearing it. The purer the heart, the deeper the stains will be. Not only is the traditional Mehendi ritual important for the cultural insight which it offers but the images and the design patterns used in Mehendi reflect a lot about the iconography of different cultures. The Arabic Mehendi pattern is distinctive with motifs and icons reminiscent of Mughal culture while Rajasthani Mehendi is inspired by resplendent traditions of India. Its possible to recognize the style of Mehendi just by studying the icons used inside the patterns and the symmetry of the design.Read More!