January 20, 2009

Mehendi Henna Design






















I got this picture in a rural fair. Vendors sat on the ground with Mehendi (Mehandi or better spelt Mehndi) or Henna (made of the plant Henna, Lawsonia Inermis ) with ready-made block of designs. A very small girl got attracted to it and coaxed her poor father to getting her small palm colored with Mehendi. The man very rapidly did this. But when I told him that I wanted to take a photo, he extended the designs beyond the palm and the girl was more delighted. All this happened at twilight.

1 comment:

Adam Schallau said...

This is a wonderful photograph! I also enjoyed the story explaining the photo. Thank you for sharing.