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Mehndi: The Timeless Art of Henna Painting

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Mehndi, the ancient art of painting on the skin with henna, beautifies the body, rejuvenates the spirit, and celebrates the joys of creativity and self-expression. More than just a temporary tattoo, mehndi offers us a way to participate in a centuries-old tradition still practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East.

In this stunning and authoritative book, Loretta Roome traces the origins and meanings of traditional designs, demonstrates how to create them on the skin, and reveals the recipes, tools, and techniques needed to paint designs that range from simple to complex. The result of years of research and the author's experience as one of the nation's foremost mehndi artists, Roome's book offers practical information, creative inspiration, and many suggestions for enhancing the playful, intimate, sensual, erotic, and spiritual aspects of the ancient and amazing art of mehndi.

Synopsis:

An ancient bridal ritual still practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East, henna body painting combines celebration, tradition, spirituality, and breathtaking beauty. This book provides readers with all the information they need to paint themselves or a friend. 50 photos. in color.

About the Author

Loretta Roome is the founder of The Mehndi Project, which has received international attention for its efforts to help popularize the art of henna painting around the world. She has painted celebrities, schoolchildren, grandmothers, and businessmen alike. Based in New York City, she divides her time between writing, performing music, and continuing her research and practice of the art of mehndi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312187439
Subtitle:
The Timeless Art of Henna Painting
Author:
Roome, Loretta
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - Skin
Subject:
Tattooing
Subject:
Henna
Subject:
Body art
Subject:
Henna -- Folklore.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Painting - General
Subject:
Techniques - Painting
Subject:
Themes, motives
Subject:
Mehndi (Body painting) - Themes, motives
Subject:
Henna (Dye) - Folklore
Subject:
Art-Painting General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19980615
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes full-color and black-and-white
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.05 x 7.03 x 0.495 in

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"Synopsis" by , An ancient bridal ritual still practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East, henna body painting combines celebration, tradition, spirituality, and breathtaking beauty. This book provides readers with all the information they need to paint themselves or a friend. 50 photos. in color.
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