Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Arabic Mehndi

These are all new Mehndi designs for hands, These designs are mostly used in parties. These designs includes latest and new Arabic and Indian mehndi designs, and Pakistani mehndi designs with floral, leaf different stylish designs, Let see the new mehndi designs for hands.

It’s a new Arabic Mehndi designs with stylish floral and leaf style and one thing is most important in this style is bangles mehndi style on her wrist. The back side of the hand and Half arm is decorated with stylish floral mehndi designs.
This Mehndi design also follows the bangles mehndi style on her wrist. The Back hand has simple but beautiful and stylish mehndi design and only middle finger is covered with mehndi.One more stylish mehndi for back side of hands. The bangles mehndi style and a big floral mehndi combination with leaf are looking gorgeous.A new stylish Indian mehndi design which covers back side of hand and full arms of the bride for parties. This mehndi design also follows the modern floral mehndi style.

Nice Arabic mehndi design, This Arabic New bridal mehndi style is simple but looking so beautiful with leaves and floral mehndi combination on the front of the hands. This mehndi style covers the all finger also. It’s also a nice Indian mehndi design for Indian brides with latest style. The back side of hand and full arms of the bride is cover with this Indian floral mehndi style. These types of Henna designs are mostly designed for parties and functions.

Stylish Arabic and Irani mehndi designs for hands and this mehndi style is so difficult to draw. All the hand and half arm are covered with this style and mehndi border is also looking beautiful.It’s a stylish Pakistani bridal mehndi design for hands. This mehndi style is following the Punjabi and Sindhi cultural style. This mehndi design is covering bridal hands and half arm and as following the modern culture this Heenna style is best choice for beautiful girls for wedding function and other outdoor parties.

It’s a latest and beautiful mehndi design for hand and arms. A series of beautiful flowers with mehndi is also looking gorgeous with this Indian mehndi style. In modern trend this heena style is also a good choice for parties and casual for beautiful Indian girls.New Arabic mehndi design for hands with half floral style. This mehndi design is easy to draw for new designer you can also says that it’s a simple mehndi designs for parties you can also say that its a new party and bridal mehndi designs. The Arms, hands and all fingers are covered with this stylish mehndi design.mehndi design ,arabic mehndi ,mehndi photo ,mehndi henna ,bridal mehindi ,mehndi basic designs ,bridal mehndi pictures

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mehendi : Tips and Tricks to apply heena paste

Mix henna / mehendi powder in water and 2-4 drops of fresh lemon juice to make out paste. Now fill the paste in a plastic cone. May use it after 15-20 minutes to draw designs on you palm and foot. When it is dry, you may apply eucalyptus oil or coconut oil. Wait for few hours say 8 hours to get it dried and then wash your hands. Use soap while washing hand to get a lighter color.

Skin application of Mehndi henna and South Asia

Skin application of Mehndi henna and South Asia is a form of temporary decoration, in South-West Asia, North Africa and the African horn, as well as foreign residents in the communities in these areas. Mehndi decorations became the western end of the 1990s, and in some cases, the fashionable henna tattoos. Kane mylanchi Kerala is known as the Muslim community, and very used. Kane is often used for special occasions such as weddings and festivals. Zoletan palm trees and is usually where the darkest skin color has a high level of keratin, linking temporary Lawson, drawn in henna color. Kane has served as a decoration, especially the brides.

Specified period, henna tattoo, tattoo pigments beneath the skin are defined as permanent surgical insertion because, on the contrary, resting against the skin pigment. Probably because they want to "tattoo-black theme, many people from synthetic dye PPD should be added to give a black color is henna. PPD very harmful to the skin and severe allergic reactions can cause death or permanent injury.

What is Black Henna

Black henna, a green powder that smells like frozen peas, is neither black nor henna. It is indigo, Indigofera tinctoria

Mehendi, often referred to as henna tattoos, is done by applying a paste made of henna powder and lemon juice on skin. With the help of heat, moisture and time the paste leaves a reddish brown stain on skin, first light, then darkening during the next 24 hours. The method has been in use for hundreds of years.

Black Henna Warnings:

The henna powder is made by drying and grinding the leaves of a henna plant (lawsonia inermis). Pure, 100% henna always leaves a brown stain: the shade variates according to the quality of henna used, the ingridients of the paste and the methods used when applying, and sometimes the color can darken to almost black, but basically the colour is brown. All products claiming to be "Black Henna" have other ingridients than henna added in them. A chemical dye called Phenylenediamine, referred to as PPD, is often used to create a fast-taking, jetblack result. Unfortunately PPD is very harmful on skin, often causing a so-called chemical burn. This is much like a strong allergic reaction, many people get it and many don't, but I advice you not to take the risk. A black henna burn takes a long time to get better and often leaves a scar.

Please stay away from these products and stick to pure henna. Allergic reactions to henna are very rare, it is safe to use and the result is beautiful. If you already have a black henna burn, please go to see a doctor as soon as possible to get treatment. If you are a henna artists, plase note that I shall not allow the commercial use of my designs for black henna users.

Mehendi Tips

Wash the area to be decorated with a good soap (one with a mud base) and water.
Mehendi should be kept for 2-3 hours till it is fully dry.
Scrape off the dry Mehendi and do not wash it with water for atleast 24 hours, to ensure maximum colour.
Apply a mixture of lemon and sugar, atleast twice, to the dry area.
After the tattoos are dried completely get some steam passing through cloves over the gas and apply Vicks for a good darkened color.
When the Mehendi starts fading and appears patchy, it can be removed by applying cosmetic body bleach.

Mehendi History

The Mughals brought Mehendi to India as lately as the 12th century AD. As the use of Mehendi spread, its application methods and designs became more sophisticated.

According to professional henna artist and researcher Catherine C Jones, the beautiful patterning prevalent in India today has emerged only in the 20th century. In 17th century India, the barber's wife was usually employed for applying henna on women. Most women from that time in India are depicted with their hands and feet hennaed, regardless of social class or marital status.

The art of Mehendi has existed for centuries. The exact place of its origin is difficult to track because of centuries of people in different cultures moving through the continents and taking their art forms with them and therefore sharing their art with everyone along the way.

Some historical evidence suggests that Mehendi started in India while others believe it was introduced to India during the twelfth century A.D. I personally feel that it would be hard to argue the fact that it appeared as an art form in Egypt first.

Proof has been found that henna(Mehendi) was used to stain the fingers and toes of Pharoahs prior to mummification over 5000 years ago when it was also used as a cosmetic and for it's healing power. The mummification process took 70 days and as the Egyptians were diligent in planning for their deaths and their rebirth in the afterlife, they became quite obsessed with the preservation process. The Egyptians believed that body art ensured their acceptance into the afterlife and therefore used tattooing and Mehendi to please the gods and guarantee a pleasant trip.

The henna used for mehndi comes from a bush called Lawsonia Inermis which is part of the loose strife family and is grown in the Sudan, Egypt, India, most of the North African counties, The Middle East and other hot and dry places. The bush is also grown in Florida and California for his ornamental appearance and often grows to be quite large, ranging from six to twenty feet in some cases. The lance- shaped leaves from the bush are harvested, dried and then crushed to make the henna powder. Henna is used for hair dye, as a skin conditioner and as a reliever for rashes. The art of Mehendi is referred to as henna, mehndi or mehandi depending on where you are and which name you feel came first (or are most comfortable using). No matter what you call it though -- the art form remains essentially the same as it was centuries ago. It is beautiful the way it stains the skin!

Mehendi is not the huge commitment that tattooing is because of its temporary nature. For people who are too scared to endure the poking of a needle or are too ambivalent to commit to wearing the same permanent design forever -- Mehendi is a wonderful alternative. I would suggest that anyone who is hesitant about getting a permanent tattoo -- try walking the streets with a henna design for a couple of weeks first. It helps you discern if you can accept the constant backward glances and whispers that you often hear when you are in public as a decorated person. Henna also allows you to play around with designs until you find one that you are comfortable with -- and then you can get it permanently etched into your skin if you want to. Some people like permanency while others are much more comfortable with temporary forms of body art. Regardless of how you use henna to decorate your body -- the main idea is to have fun.

Henna designs have traditionally fallen into four different styles. The Middle Eastern style is mostly made up of floral patterns similar to the Arabic textiles, paintings and carvings and do not usually follow a destinctive pattern. The North African style generally follows the shape of the hands and feet using geometrical floral patterns. The Indian and Pakistani designs encompass more than just the feet and hands and generally extend further up the appendages to give the illusion of gloves and stockings which are made up of lines, paisley patterns and teardrops. Lastly, the Indonesian and Southern Asian styles were a mix of Middle Eastern and Indian designs using blocks of color on the very tips of their toes and fingers. All of these styles remain popular today but have also been joined in popularity by celtic designs and chinese symbols. The point once again is to have fun with designs and experiment with them until you find something that you feel really passionate about.

Given the qualities of a henna design

Given the qualities of a henna design, you can use my tips in a converse manner. When you and your friends first start doing mehndi artwork, you may end up with a disastrous mehndi design. But do not lose hope. If you decide that your design is not up to par, follow these instructions.

Remove the henna paste immediately: I know this goes without saying, and you probably noticed that you didn't like the design only after you removed the henna, but removing the henna quickly after application, using water, will prevent the henna dye from sinking below the most external layers of skin.

Take a Bath: Seriously now, a nice soak in hot water will not only keep you cool, calm and collected, but it will also cause your skin to exfoliate; thus, the layers of skin which have absorbed the henna design will flake off sooner if you soak it in water. Many artists suggest that you soak in a hot tub - the chlorine in the tub will definitely help to take the henna right off.

Wash your hands: Stronger soaps, like a soak in the hot tub, cause skin to exfoliate to a greater degree. To get rid of henna sooner, choose the antibacterial soap at your local drug store instead of regular glycerin.

Wait: I have to tell you that there is no hard and fast way to remove henna from the skin immediately. Some artists recommend soaks in mild, dilute- bleaches. In general, use my tips carefully; scrubbing too hard and soaking in the bath for too long may just give you red, prune-shaped fingertips.

Henna enjoyed religious sanction and even today

The current craze for body painting among the urban youth has suddenly revived interest in mehndi — the natural and pain-free art of decorating the hands and feet with henna on ceremonial occasions. Today, it has taken the place of tattoos and the many harmful chemical applications for colouring the skin.

Consequently, mehndi is no longer applied only on the hands and feet. Nor is it restricted to weddings and festivals. Professional henna artists are offering designs for different parts of the body and for all occasion. Besides, readymade henna stickers and pattern blocks are available at every street corner.

This resurgence of interest in what is patently a time-honoured custom in most Indian homes is often attributed to Hollywood celebrities like Demi Moore and Madonna. To them, it is said, goes the credit of making mehndi a fashion statement in the West.

As Preeti Sinha, a henna artist puts it: “Like many things traditionally Indian, mehndi art is being re-imported only after the West had approved it. Young women are increasingly taking to it because it is fashionable overseas, little realising that our mothers and grandmothers loved it in their time.”

“I couldn’t care if mehndi is making a fashion statement now,” comments Ira Gujral, a well-known choreographer. “All I know is that is has always been part of my culture and tradition. I will indulge in it whenever it suits me, regardless of the occasion.”

What, however, escapes that people is that mehndi is not Indian in origin, but draws upon a tradition that was adopted them north Africa. Almost 5000 years ago, the Egyptians discovered that paste from the henna plant had preservative properties and hence, was applied to the hands and toes of dead Pharaohs as part of the mummification ritual.

In Arabia, henna enjoyed religious sanction and even today, Muslims believe that its application is sunnah (a meritorious act). This explains why conservative Muslim women wear mehndi on their hands, feet and hair right through the year.

Mehndi reached India with the Arab invaders and became popular in northern states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat. But then, its use was purely utilitarian as the paste is supposed to keep the hands and feet cool. Only later, women began experimenting with different patterns and an art was born.

“You will find African, Arabic and Middle Eastern influences in mehndi patterns,” Sinha points out. “While in countries like Morocco and Egypt, mehndi is applied in a geometric fashion, the Arabs prefer bold floral motifs, leaving bare space in the centre of the palm.”

Adds Revati Khanna, another henna artist: “Arabs like black mehndi, which is why they heat the paste before applying, to darken the colour. The impression is, however, not jet black, but rather brownish-black, unlike the Indian variety, which is reddish brown.”

Indian mehndi styles are also distinctive for their intricate filigree-like work, which can completely cover the hands and wrists, often going right up to the elbow. On the legs it adorns the feet, the ankles and sometimes reaches up to the knees.

“There are many variations to traditional designs that have come up over the years,” Khanna points out. “Today, we have Rajasthani, designer, western and classical mehndi patterns... These may look the same to a lay person, but a discerning eye can spot the difference between them.”

“They look the same because they are the intricate,” explains Sinha. “Traditional patterns use a lot of floral and avian motifs, whereas modern designs combine geometric patterns and are usually abstract. The choice of flowers and birds is also a way to differentiate between styles.”

Cones are convenient tools for creating new patterns, just as paper stencils are available for instant application. Ready-made henna blocks, which can be pressed on any part of the body, are also major time savers for those in a hurry.

Henna art centres and parlours are also offering specially developed shades, ranging from bright red to deep brown, for appropriate highlights and outlining of patterns. Some are even experimenting with silver and gold powders for added effect.

How to Apply Mehndi

Can make your own powder by drying henna leaves in shade. It may take several weeks for them to dry a sharp and you have to grind them thoroughly. You can also buy henna powder from the market.

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A henna powder is filtered through a thin cloth.
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3 Eucalyptus oil (few drops).
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Take the henna powder in a bowl, add the tea till it becomes a thick paste (similar to a powder.) Adding eucalyptus oil, sugar and lemon juice and mix well to make it a smooth and thin paste.
Leave it covered over night or day if you wish to apply at night.

Make a cone ....
Make thick asphalt or use any thick freezer bag - cut it in the form rectange 7 "x 4". Twist one corner of the cover to create a cone. Tightening the nose to make small holes. Hold the tip and fill the pasta and the last tie closely with a broader theme.

You can also fill in the cap from the market.

Let your imagination fly ...
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Remember ....
You should leave the mehendi to dry on the skin and keep it as long as possible (4-6 hours if possible - you can also go to bed with him). After shaving. The color will become deeper if you let it be affected by water in 4-6 hours. A deep color may last up to two weeks. It varies from person to person.

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