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Before a traditional Hindu wedding, the ladies often congregate for the â€œMehndiâ€ Party.
During the Mehndi Party, a professional â€œhenna artistâ€ applies one or more elaborate designs to the brideâ€™s palms and feet using a paste made of ground powder from the henna plant. This art form dates to the Bronze Age.
The designs are not tattoos, but they may last up to a month. Their longevity symbolizes the strength and permanence in the marriage.
Shown are Lizzieâ€™s palms. Somewhere in the design are a number of concealed messages, including her husbandâ€™s initials. It is a time-consuming process!
The henna artist applied less elaborate designs to the other ladies, as well.
The Mehndi Party was delightful. Kris and Menah decorated their home in fresh flowers, and there was music and dancing. A wonderful dinner followed.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Also by Richard Knight
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