Mehndi is the traditional fashion from last decade in Asia, but now its also become popular in mid 90′s. Its get more popular in west as tattoo.
Mehndi design is also called art through which designers make efforts to create unique and beautiful designs. There are lot of websites, magzines and books from where you can get and learn about the mehndi design art.
Mehndi is very popular in Asia like in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Girls normally use it in normal life and preffer in any functions like marriage, Eid days or other religious festival like Dewali.
Its more popular in marriages like bride arms, hands and feet normally decorated by mehndi. Other girls who also attending marriage as a guest decorate herself by mehndi
But the women of Thar weren’t the only ones painting their hands—the history of henna is intimately connected to the flow of human movement. Henna likely originated in the Middle East, possibly in Egypt. Archaeological evidence shows mummies dating back 5,000 years with henna-covered toenails. For the Egyptians, henna was part of the ritual preparation for the afterlife—body art supposedly smoothed the journey ahead. According to Catherine Cartwright Jones, henna artist, researcher and manager of the comprehensive Web site, The Henna Page, the Mughals brought henna to India in the 12th Century A.D. It evidently caught on, because by the time the 1600s rolled around, henna-covered hands were commonplace in India.
. Wash the area to be hennaed. Avoid lotions and oils.
. Wax and manicure prior to the henna application.
. Leave the henna paste on for up to seven or eight hours. The color depends on each individual’s body chemistry. Henna darkens from orange to burgundy over a period of 48 hours.
Peel off the dry henna paste with a spoon or spatula. Avoid using water to remove mehndi.
. Apply a mixture of lemon and sugar to the dry area.
And at that time, it was usually the barber’s wife who would apply henna to women. Paintings from the era show most women depicted with henna on their hands and feet. And while the English word “henna” traces back to the Arabic word for the plant “hinna,” most South Asians are more familiar with its synonym: the word mehndi. But those aren’t the only words for the reddish-brown paste: In Kerala, they call it mylanchi; in Konkani