Monday, April 28, 2008

Mehndi for the afternoon

Georgia and myself love Medndi. With reference from MEHNDI - The Timeless Art of Henna Painting, Mehndi is the word in Hindi used to describe henna, henna painting, and the resulting designs. Henna is a plant best known to us as a natural product used to colour and condition the hair. Henna painting is an ancient cosmetic and healing art whereby the dried leaves of the henna plant are crushed into a powder, then made into a paste that is applied to the body to safely dye the skin.

In Singapore, the Indians and Muslims practice Mehndi and is mostly done on weddings or festive occasions. I've always love Mehndi simply because the art is so beautiful and I love the smell of the Henna paste. I buy ready made henna paste from Little India. I love sitting on the sofa with a relax mind and slowly and carefully paint my hands with henna. Although I do not have a steady hand but at least I think I do an OK job! Hahahaha!!!!

Also I like to do Mehndi on Georgia as she has to sit on her couch for at least half an hour to an hour without moving. It is a good way to calm the ever energetic Georgia and she has to wait patiently for the paste to dry to see the end results.

These are our Mehndi.

Georgia requested for a cat and a fish motif.

Before the henna is washed off.

The end result.


Salihan said...

That's such a clever way to calm Georgia down! And your mehndi designs are very nice! They look like they're professionally done like those you get from the markets.

Haven't seen a blog post from you in ages. Good to see you're enjoying time being a stay at home mum!

Oiyi said...

It's lovely. I especially love Georgia's choices.

Summer said...

i like your blog! sweet and nice...i got here from foodie blogroll! nice photos you have also. thanks for sharing.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Goregeous henna! I've always wanted to have a play with it and do some body painting. I will one day ;) Does it last long?

Teesa said...

Thanks Melanie ^_^ It usually last for about a week or so. After that you can change another new design!