Mehndi: The Art of Henna Body Painting

Mehndi: The Art of Henna Body Painting

by Carine Fabius, Michele M. Garcia
     
 

The magical art of mehndi, or henna painting, has been practiced for centuries in India, Africa, and the Middle East, and now it has finally arrived in the West. Packed with inspirational photographs of traditional andcontemporary mehndi, this complete resource offers everything you need to create your own beautiful hennadesigns, including:
dozens of

Overview

The magical art of mehndi, or henna painting, has been practiced for centuries in India, Africa, and the Middle East, and now it has finally arrived in the West. Packed with inspirational photographs of traditional andcontemporary mehndi, this complete resource offers everything you need to create your own beautiful hennadesigns, including:
dozens of practice exercises and sample illustrations a foolproof recipe for mixing the henna paste step-by-step instructions on how to apply your mehndi design insider's tips from professional mehndi artists and more!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
YA-Mehndi, or body painting with henna, was first practiced in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia, and is gaining widespread popularity in the United States. This book is a how-to manual for novices and covers almost every aspect of the art from its origins, to how to make your own henna dye, to what tools are needed to draw traditional designs, to protecting the pattern once it is applied. Fabius closes with tips on the best way to paint the henna on the soles of the feet, the palms of the hand, the neck, the stomach, and the back. This book will have great appeal to many teens.-Robert Burnham, R. E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780609803196
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
244,821
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.31(d)

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