History Of Henna
WHAT IS HENNA/MEHENDI/MEHNDI ??
The word Mehndi is derived from the Sanskrit word mendhika.The use of mehndi and turmeric is described in the earliest Vedic ritual books. Haldi(Staining oneself with turmeric paste) as well as mehndi are Vedic customs, intended to be a symbolic representation of the outer and the inner sun. Vedic customs are centered around the idea of “awakening the inner light" .
Henna is 100% organic , natural, safe to use is a unique way to express and enhance your personality by not only lifting your spirit and body but also a form of decorating yourself painlessly !
The for of Henna Art / Mehendi has prooven it`s existsance for more than thousands of years in History and beyond various cultures of the world.
SO WHAT EXCATLY IS HENNA ?
Henna derives from a plant known as Lawsonia Inermis, whose leaves are dried and crushed to make a powder with natural dying properties.These colour dying or tanning properties have been used for centuries for colouring the body , leather , as a hair dye and also fabrices.
The henna plant grows in hot regions and climates and can be found in countries such as India, Syberia ,Morocco, Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Uganda, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Senegal, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and India. It is known by many names, including Henne, Al-Khanna, Jamaica Mignonette, Egyptian Privet, and Smooth Lawsonia. The art of applying henna is referred to as ‘henna’ , 'mehendi ', and ‘mehndi’, depending on which culture or country one comes from.
Henna art - is actually a form of Decorating the Body and symbolises a form of Happiness and has been traditionally used during wedding times to decorate the body of the Bride as she steps into a new phase in her life. This art not only spreads from India to Africa to the Middle East but also in the Western countries , who have embraced the art of henna body decoration-for fashion and beauty, for personal expression, for social and religious occasions, for healing purposes and more.
Henna has been ever popular in Recent times and also shown it`s presence throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Henna not only is present in the anciet cultures but also very prominately gaining popularity in the Today`s lifestyle and is very enthusiastically accepted in people from all ages and walks of lifes.From the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt to modern-day wedding parties, from Morocco to India, henna has enjoyed a variety of applications and meanings throughout the centuries.
Popularized by artists, actors, fashion models and musicians, it has been discovered by thousands of interested individuals from all backgrounds.