Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Indian Mehndi

Indian mehndi are fine, slim lines for lacy, floral patterns covering entire hand and also forearms. Most traditional henna patterns are based on very simple shapes - circles, triangles and lines are the most basic. These shapes can be combined to create a very elaborate pattern and a very beautiful henna design on palm.

The mehndi designs meant for hands include flower curve, flowery shadow, fluky lotus, leaves style etc. While decorating an entire hand, one can start where it is most comfortable, depending on the design. Common starting points are the line where the fingers bend bordering the palm, the wrist, or the center of the palm. It is usually easiest to begin by covering the palm, and then doing the fingers.

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