Mehndi was introduced by the Arabs around five thousand years ago. Henna which is the other name for Mehndi is considered as the element of luck, sensuality and health in the Arabian culture. This culture has been adopted widely in Pakistan and has later spread to India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and to the other parts of the world. Pakistani women are really fond of Mehndi and use the motifs to make their hands, arms and feet beautiful.Mehndi is definitely a part of any auspicious occasion in Pakistan. During marriage the Mehndi ceremony is known as Rasm-e Henna, when Mehndi is put on the hands of both bride and groom. Eid is the other religious ceremony in which Mehndi holds special significance. The Pakistani Mehndi is famous for its elaborate designs and motifs. The designs are intricate and resemble mesh-works on your hands and feet. It is in fact a clustered form of designing that requires high efficiency on the part of the Mehndi expert. In case of marriages the brides Mehndi on the palm usually has the name of his groom designed along with vivid patterns. The designs could be anything like floral accompanied with geometric shapes. The intricate designing and precision are the chief attributes that impart uniqueness to Pakistani Mehndi designs. The designs however vary with occasions out there. If occasions are too very special, the designs are decorated with coloured crystals matching with costume which give the Mehndi designs a brighter look. If the occasion is casual, the Mehndi designs too could be casual like simple dots or starry patterns or simple paisley pattern or a leafy or floral vine without much intricacy. However in Pakistani Mehndi designs are bound to be intricate with detailed fill-ins that take a lot of time. The black Mehndi is mostly used in making these designs and once its done, it looks simply fabulous!
Mehndi designs are generally patterns of flowers, sun, moon, heart, small figures and geometric shapes. Young girls are always on the lookout for nice Mehndi designs that are slightly different. Some different designs include patterns of vine structures, butterflies, star, fish and small animals such as birds like peacock. In India, Mehndi patterns are a sign of the marital status of women and look really stunning when newlywed women deck their hands and feet in the brownish orange colorful patterns of the Mehndi along with all the bangles, jewelries and vermillion. Strangely enough Girls in this country believe that the color of Mehndi signifies the depth of love of their husband.Read More!
Pakistani Mehendi design is done by using crushed leaves of Henna are used along with extracts of coffee bean, Hiviscus leaves etc to bring out the black colour of Mehendi. Unlike the Indian version of Henna, Pakistani Mehendi is an interesting mix of Indian and Arabic motifs. There are many motifs which are employed in Pakistani designs like Paisleys, Peacocks and Roses which are patterned all across the hand in an intricate mesh of patterns. The outline of Mehendi design is made with black Mehendi while the inner parts are filled with red Mehendi colour. Pakistani Henna artists now add little stones, sequins, gold dust, rainbow coloured dust to the Henna pattern to make gorgeous designs.Read More!
2014 in Pakistan has given birth to new ideas, concepts and embellishments which have changed the aspirations and thoughts of modern woman of 2014 who wants style and simplicity. Modern Mehendi designs are now adorned with sequins, embellishments, nail extensions, gold dust and multi colours designs to bring out the beauty of hands and feet. These modern designs representing the best features of Both Indian and Arabic Mehendi patterns can be paired with many outfits like Lehenga, Saree, Anarkali, Sharara and Salwar Suits. Trendy Mehendi designs of 2014 are made by expert Pakistani artists to create a dazzling and gorgeous effect. The best part of Pakistani Mehendi designs of 2014 is that there is an intelligent use of Black Mehendi as well as Red Mehendi to make beautiful designs which enchant the senses.Read More!
Pakistani Mehendi designs for hands inspire a lot of women for their sheer beauty, adaptability, delicate structure and intricate patterns. Its very interesting to note how Pakistani Mehendi has managed to combine the best qualities of both Arabic and Rajasthani styles and have created a style which is a great fusion. Pakistani Mehendi designs for the hands can be identified by the artistic use of black Mehendi which is used to create the outline. This Black Mehendi actually provides a very nice contrast against the fair skin. There are women who apply outlines made of black Mehendi on the outer designs of their Mehendi pattern and fill up the inner patterns with traditional red Mehendi.Read More!
Pakistani Mehendi designs for hands inspire a lot of women for their sheer beauty, adaptability, delicate structure and intricate patterns. Its very interesting to note how Pakistani Mehendi has managed to combine the best qualities of both Arabic and Rajasthani styles and have created a style which is a great fusion. Pakistani Mehendi designs for the hands can be identified by the artistic use of black Mehendi which is used to create the outline. This Black Mehendi actually provides a very nice contrast against the fair skin. There are women who apply outlines made of black Mehendi on the outer designs of their Mehendi pattern and fill up the inner patterns with traditional red Mehendi. The distinctive Mehendi style of Pakistan is preferred by many women staying in India and Middle East which is why Pakistani Mehendi artists are in great demand by women.Read More!
Mehendi is supposed to reflect the purity of the soul and no design depicts auspiciousness of mind and purity of soul better than a Rajasthani Mehendi design. The motifs used in Rajasthani Mehendi are very beautiful and traditional and they are inspired from the larger than life images that the Rajputana royalty had. Its common to observe auspicious motifs like betel life, shehnai, drum, bansuri, raja-rani, heart and dancing girls with palanquins. The differentiating factor of Rajasthani Mehendi is meshwork and mirror image formation. Meshwork is made of tiny triangles, squares, rectangles arranged in a stacked symmetrical manner. Mirror work is achieved when both hands and feet are mirror reflections of each other.Read More!