24 Nov 2014 | From Maaike of Netherlands
Mehndi is a tradition observed in the East for centuries. It is a temporary form of skin decoration. The patterns and designs are very different in terms of their cultural meanings. Mehndi is the local variant of henna designs in the Indian sub-continent. Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Sri Lankan women use mehndi for festive occasions, such as weddings, religious events and traditional ceremonies.
Mehndi or Henna is a paste that is bought in a cone shaped tube and is made into designs for men and women. It is also derived from the Sanskrit word mendhikā. There are many variations and types in Mehndi Designs which are categorized such as Arabic Mehndi Designs, Indian Mehndi Designs, Pakistani Mehndi Designs. Women usually apply this all variations of Henna or Mehndi Designs patterns on their hands and feet.