The wedding season is coming up, and what is a wedding without some glamour and oomph? The mehndi ceremony is one of the most fun-filled and remarkable pre-wedding occasions in India which generally takes place a day or two prior to the wedding. It is considered to be one of the oldest wedding traditions in the world.
Demands for mehendi work is no longer limited to wedding seasons and cultural events, rather women fancy the adornment all year round, although the business may not be brisk all the time. What was traditionally a custom in only few cultures, has moved out and beyond national boundaries as women flock to mehendi artists to get the recent designs in vogue painted on their hands and feet.
Mehendi on feet are not only reserved for brides. You can get the perfect summer henna design by drawing on your own feet ornament on the naked flesh of your feet. There are several simple designs to choose from, some which only cover your toes and ankles and others that work up all the way to your shin.
Lacework henna design combines the intricate swirls and motifs with a repititive block art to give the impression of a laced glove on your arms. Many celebrities have been photographed using henna designs as intricate sleeve work to accompany their attires. Do opt for lace-work henna for when you always want to have your gloves on.
A adaptation of the arabic style of mehendi designing, this work uses very minute details repeated along the curves to create a pattern that is both refreshing and traditional at the same time. The ring work on the index finger adds to the prettiness of the design.
An easy and minimalistic design for beginners, this design uses the flower and leaf motifs in a beautifully unique way. The amount of vacant skin left attracts even more attention to the central piece.