Mehndi designs or Henna is a very famous art among women in Asian countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Middle East. Mehndi has been traditionally practiced in Indian subcontinent. It is applied during Hindu festivals like Karva Chauth, Vat Purnima, Diwali, Bhai Dooj , Teej and by Musilms on Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. Any wedding in Indian subcontinent is incomplete without Mehndi ceremony.
Mehndi designs are known by name of Henna in western world where it is applied as form of skin decoration. This art has also grown popular among some Arab women particularly from the Gulf Nations. Mehndi designs got popular in west during the late 1990s.
Mehndi is used to beautify the body. It is applied on hands, palms, legs and shoulder. Lots of mehndi designs are available like Arabic, Pakistani and Rajasthani Marwari and many more. All of them are named after geographies. The Arabic style mehndi design generally incorporates bigger floral designs and does not cover the entire hand, as opposed to Indian designs which use smaller and finer floral covering the entire hand. Indian designs also often include an elephant or a peacock.
Here is a collection of the 50+ Henna / beautiful Mehndi designs to inspire you. Got a party ahead, function or family event? Then this is a must check list before you apply henna! Don’t forget the social sharing icons on your left..
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