Henna has been at the core of celebrations throughout history. It is an important tradition in many cultures, and is used in over 60 countries today.
Henna is a flowering plant that is found in the dry climates of the Middle East and parts of Africa. However, henna is more commonly known as the dye that is made from the plant and is used to create temporary tattoos. The dye can also be used to dye hair, fingernails, and fabrics. The dye stains the skins with colors ranging from pale brown to dark russet red.
There are many ways to mix and prepare henna, and each family has a unique recipe that has been handed down through generations, along with secret henna styles and henna designs that have been in the family for hundreds of years.
The history of henna began thousands of years ago and is still growing today. The art of Henna has been practiced for over seven thousand years in both the Middle East and Africa and in recent years has gained popularity in Europe and North America.
People receive henna tattoos at henna parties, which celebrate a magnitude of events. Henna party ideas include weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and bar mitzvahs.
In India, brides have henna designs painted on their hands and feet on the day before their weddings with beautiful, intricate designs. Henna designs, also known as Menhdi, can include paisley and geometric designs with elaborate flowers that cover a large amount of the hands and feet.
Middle Eastern henna is used for more than just weddings. For instance, pregnant women have designs painted on their ankles and bellies to protect them throughout childbirth.
Moroccan henna designs tend to be more geometric in their design than the flowery style of Indian henna.
Jewish Moroccans have their own henna designs for weddings. During the traditional henna party the day before the wedding, a member of the family smudges henna into the palm of the bride and groom or places henna balls covered in glitter on their fingertips to symbolically bestow the new couple with good health, fertility, wisdom, and security. Frequently, a ribbon is tied around the smudged ball of henna on the palm in order to darken the color so the henna lasts longer.
Henna designs continue to be used for various party occasions in many diverse cultures. These intricate designs are representative of each of these cultures and also serve as a popular source of party entertainment.
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