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Henna in different Countries

Henna in different Countries

Bridal henna nights are a popular tradition in North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Near East and South Asia. India In India, as a part of Hindu and Sikh weddings, henna is applied during wedding ceremonies. Traditionally it is thought that the darker the henna on the bride’s hand, the more intensely her husband will love her. It is an important part of many Hindu festivals (such as Karva Chauth and Diwali), as well as during…

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Bridal mehndi

Bridal mehndi

Bridal mehndi (henna) is one of the oldest and most widespread henna traditions. The use of mehndi is considered to be auspicious for weddings and other occasions in most Eastern countries. It has therefore become an inseparable part of the rituals. You will see a lot of women in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh wearing henna temporary tattoos on their hands and feet. In some countries mehndi is traditionally applied by the brides during weddings, as it is said to be…

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Henna bridal traditions, Henna as a Business and Bibliography

Henna bridal traditions, Henna as a Business and Bibliography

Henna bridal traditions Henna is ┬áregarded as having “Barakah,” blessings, and was traditionally applied for luck as well celebration and beauty (Westermarck, 1926). Today the trend of “Bridal Mehndi” continues in areas where henna grows and where diasporas from such countries settle. As henna powder production improves, patterns become more complex and elaborate. ┬áMany brides also choose to have their henna patterns accentuated with glitter, gilding, stick on jewels. Henna as a Business Traditionally, in India, henna artists were attributed…

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