are very popular in all over the world. Arabic Mehndi is one of the most commonly known types of Mehndi designs. It is composed of large simple floral patterns beautifying the hands and feet of women, though reflecting the skill and expertise of the artists and individuality of designs from all other traditions surrounding the Arabian Peninsula.
Arabic mehndi refers to temporary body art painted on the hands or feet with henna paste. Henna is a tall shrub orsmall tree, 2-6 m high. Henna flowers have four sepals and a 2 mm calyx tube with 3 mm spread lobes. Henna leaves are first grinded to dust and mixed with mixture of mustard oil as well as tea to make a thick paste. Usually this is a shade of brownish red, but the henna can be mixed with other plant materials to alterit’s natural coloring. Once the mehndi paste has been applied then you can not really use your hands for the next few hours as enough time has to be given to the mehndi in order to completely dry. The paste is a dye that soaks into the skin and remains for several days.
Arabic mehndi uses trailing, bold flower designs with open spaces on only one side of the hands and feet. The designs don’t necessarily cover your hands or feet all the way. Arabic patterns leave more skin showing than Indian patterns. Arabic mehndi consists mostlyof floral designs; animal and human figures are not usually used. Arabic includes traditional henna, henna designs and special generalHedrabadionly such traditional henna designs, recently lured Peacock, quoted trunk assign the best of luck as an elephant through contemplation. Arabic is a term which is mainly used to describe floral designs including flowers, stems, petal etc and it involves leaving of a lot of space when compared to the Indian Mehndi. Note that Indian designs consist of many small shapes, whileArabic designsconsist of several large shapes with large areas that are completely filled in with henna.
Weddings are an elaborate affair in India, comprising of a large number of rituals, customs and traditions. Henna is typically applied during special occasions likeweddings and festivals. Wedding or any type of holy occasion looks incomplete with outmehandi functionRasm. Weddings being the most important day in ones life, mehndi has become an ornament for the soon to be brides. Henna was originally used as a form of decoration mainly for brides. Engagements, after having a baby and family get-togethers are also reasons for women to wear mehndi designs and tattoos.