Bridal Mehndi – Henna
Mehndi, otherwise known as henna, is an ancient form of body art, that originated in India and across South Asia and the Middle East. Mehndi is a paste or dye made from the Lawsonia inermis, the henna plant, and is associated with good luck. The darkness of the mehndi color on a bride’s hand represents the deep love between the bride and her soon-to-be husband. Ancient tales say the color also shows the love and understanding between the bride and her mother-in-law. The longer the mehndi retains its color the more auspicious it is for the newlyweds.
The Mehndi Party is just one of the pre-wedding events leading up to the grand event. It is an event celebrated with their closest female friends and family members. A room decorated with bright colors, and fun music playing in the background. There is a lot of dancing, and laughing occurring at this event. The bride’s mehndi application can take anywhere from three to six or even eight hours to complete. Depending on the design – which tends to be intricate. Sometimes, the bride’s Mehndi depicts their stories and is more symbolic in many ways than one.
Mehndi application is an art form. Taking many hours of patience and sitting still for the person getting the mehndi, but for the artist applying it, they try to be quick. Mehndi also has a cooling agent, so the bride could feel cold after a while.
Your mehndi design tells a story about the bride and groom. Maybe a story of how they met, or a story of their future to come. The grooms name would be hidden in the bride’s mehndi and as an ice breaker the groom would need to find his name in the henna. Brides and grooms have a game – that if the groom cannot find his name in the henna, then he has to buy his new wife a gift.
We hope you enjoy piecing together our new puzzle and seeing the beautiful detail behind this creation. The puzzle is hand drawn by a leading Henna Artist Neha Assar.