HENNA-Simbol si Traditie

 

„Un simbol îşi are evidenţa sa. Un simbol care are nevoie de argumente nu e valabil.” 
– Lucian Blaga

Arta henna se practica de mai bine de 5000 de ani in Asia de Sud, Africa si Orientul Mijlociu, ba chiar exista documente vechi de mai bine de 9000 de ani ce atesta existenta hennei.

Termenul de Mehendi este in limba urdu si se foloseste in tari din Asia de Sud, referindu-se  la procesul  de  aplicare  al  hennei  pe  corp. Henna detine o adevarata traditie in tari precum Pakistan, India, aceasta fiind utilizata indeosebi la nunti in cadrul unuia dintre cele mai importante evenimente si anume, “Noaptea Mehendi”.

Aceasta zi ii este dedicata miresei, acest eveniment avand loc cu o zi inainte de nunta propriu-zisa si poarta numele de Mehendi ki Raat (in traducere: noaptea henna).

Traditia spune ca in aceasta zi atat miresei, cat si mirelui trebuie sa li se aplice tatuaje elaborate cu henna pe corp. Invitatii vor primi si ei cate un model simplu de henna pe mana. Mirelui i se va desena un model mic de henna pe palma mainii, in timp ce miresei i se va acorda toata atentia, uneori fiind nevoie de mai multi artisti henna pentru a finaliza tatuajele.

Henna | Mehndi

Mehendi simbolizeaza iubire si respect si se spune ca daca henna obtinuta in noaptea mehendi este inchisa la culoare, respectul si iubirea sotului fata de sotie cresc.

De asemenea Mehendi are semnificatii diferite si in functie de modelul aplicat:

– florile si petalele comunica fericirea;

– liniile serpuite simbolizeaza fertilitate si noroc;

– frunzele sunt un simbol al vitalitatii;

– lebada simbolizeaza succesul si frumusetea;

– pasarile servesc drept mesajerii dintre rai si pamant;

– fluturii semnifica schimbarea si renasterea;

– paunul face trimitere catre frumusete.

Tot traditia mai spune ca henna intensa si de lunga durata ii va garanta miresei o soacra buna si o nunta reusita. Astfel, mireasa pastreaza pasta henna pe corp pana a 2-a zi pentru a obtine un model inchis la culoare si de lunga durata.

Odata casatorita, femeia nu va participa la treburile casei atata timp cat modelul henna este vizibil. Deci, mireasa se va bucura de cel putin 2-3 saptamani de vis alaturi de sot.

Aliyah's Mehndi

Aliyah’s Mehndi

In Orientul Mijlociu, henna detine o istorie mult mai vasta. Aici henna reprezinta un simbol al sanatatii, norocului si al senzualitatii. Documentele arata ca insasi Cleopatra – frumoasa regina a Egiptului – apela la henna pentru a-si infrumuseta corpul.

De altfel, planta henna este asociata cu energia pozitiva fiind utilizata de catre femei sub forma de pasta inca din cele mai vechi timpuri cu scopul de a alunga spiritele rele, dar si pentru fertilitate.

The art of Henna

Arta Henna

 

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Pakistani Mehndi

What makes Pakistani mehndi design different from other mehndi designs is its rich design, amazing layouts and bold patterns. Mehndi has been a part of Pakistani culture and tradition since the times Arabians came to this land. Since then, it does not matter what the occasion is, mehndi, also called henna is the major element of a woman’s attire and fashion.

mehndi plateMehndi Arrangement

aaMehndi/Henna Design

Mehndi Design

Henna and cat

Pakistani Mehndi

Omani Henna

My new omani henna inspired by the traditional embroidery from omani caps:

omani henna

henna candle

by Aliyah Mcv

The traditional Omani outfit is called Dishdasha  (long white robe) and the head is covered by a cap. Omani men may wear a variety of head dresses. The muzzar is a square of finely woven woollen or cotton fabric, wrapped and folded into a turban. Underneath this, the kummar, an intricately embroidered cap, is sometimes worn. These caps are made from white cotton material, and they are usually hand stiched. It takes months to finish a cap and that’s because of the beautiful embroidery which is called tanjim!

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Body Art

Hi girls,

Here is my new henna design. For this design I got inspired from a very talented girl from UK, @henna_nurahshenna. I don’t know much about her but I found her design, I loved it and I tried it on my hand. For this design I used a different paste of henna which I got it from my friend from Malaysia. It is not natural but since I don’t have any allergy to chemicals I can use it without problems. I like the color of this henna since with time it does not become orange and then fades, the color is really strong and on my skin looks perfect.

For more pictures with henna you can find me on my facebook page Aliyah’s Mehndi-> /HennaRomania

The art of Henna

These days I was thinking to do something different with henna, something that can be used later as decoration piece.  So I started to apply henna on candles and plates. I wonder where will I apply henna next. I am so content with the result that I am thinking to hall-mark some other kind of decorative objects.
by Aliyah Mcv

These candles are flower design using real Henna, crushing leaves of mignonette tree. The design is freehand painted without using stencils. These are quite unique and have natural Henna scent and fragrance. Along with there is addition of Glitter.

by Aliyah Mcv

Many people asked me if it is difficult to do this, how much time it takes. Many others might think that this is easy work and can be made by any person. Painting with henna on any object or even on the skin requires a lot of care, patience and accuracy.  If you have all this plus a little bit of talent then it should be no problem in making your own henna designs.

by Aliyah Mcv

by Aliyah Mcv

by Aliyah Mcv

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