Synopses & Reviews
The magical art of mehndi, or henna painting, has been practiced for centuries in India, Africa, and the Middle East, and now it has finally arrived in the West. Packed with inspirational photographs of traditional andcontemporary mehndi, this complete resource offers everything you need to create your own beautiful hennadesigns, including:
dozens of practice exercises and sample illustrations
a foolproof recipe for mixing the henna paste
step-by-step instructions on how to apply your mehndi design
insider's tips from professional mehndi artists and more!
Introduces the art of henna body painting, with instructions on how to make a mendhi paste, how to apply designs, and information on equipment needed and the history of the plant's usage.
A fully illustrated guide to the traditional Indian art of henna body painting--a popular method of dazzling and nonpermanent body adornment--this book offers dozens of traditional and nontraditional ideas for decorative body painting.