Different Types of Mehndi Designs Mehndi is been used from the ancient times, i.e nearly 5000 years ago. According to many people mehndi is brought to India by the Mughals; however, some are of the view that it originated in India. Mehndi commonly referred to as “heena” is prepared from the leaves of plant called henna it is also known as cypress flower. The word “heena” is extracted from Latin Arabic name for Lawsonia Inermis which is pronounced as “hinna.”
The Henna paste is applied through the medium plastic cone and the paint brush. At times the metal-tipped jacquard bottle that is used for silk painting is also utilized for the mehndi application. In order to create more intense color you can wrap the area were mehndi is applied using plastic, tissue etc. It is removed after three to six hours of application. The henna design can either be pale or dark orange in color. Its color is darkens through the process of oxidation with in 24 to 72 hours. The final color of themehndi design is reddish brown.
1. Indian mehndi styles are known for the big dot and figure on the palm center. In Indian designs the finger tips are usually colored completely with the mehndi.
2. The Arabic mehndi pattern is well known as the less detailing designs, even though the colors are very dark. Most of the Arabic designs include leaves, vines as well as beautiful flowers to name a few.
3. Pakistani mehndi pattern is the most detailed one therefore the application of the Pakistani Mehndi is a bit time taking.
4. African mehndi pattern are very rarely used for Mehndi application. It includes the geometric figures and dots.
The mehndi ceremonies in the Indian wedding mostly involve in the pre-wedding rituals. It is believed in India that darker the color of the mehndi on the palm of bride more successful will be her marriage. Mehndi designs are also popularly in the religious festive. In the festivals such as Diwali, most of the women go for mehndiapplication; most of the beauty salons also offer henna applications during the festive season.