indian beauty: mehendi artist…

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A young man was applying mehendi (henna) onto hands and feet outside a supermarket in Vijayawada. To do these intricate hand drawings he was charging 250-300 rupees (around £3). I watched him do 3 sets of hands (about 6 minutes per hand), he never stopped or hesitated once and he never made a mistake, the work is incredibly intricate.

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On the down side, for the client, you have to not touch anything for around hour till the henna dries and can be washed off, you are then left with a stain of the design that lasts for a few weeks. Unfortunately this process is impossible for a fidget like me i think…anyway you can see the whole process (speeded up) below…

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5 responses to “indian beauty: mehendi artist…

  1. mehndi a symbol of our culture and tradition 🙂

  2. Pingback: mehendi artists… | mvp - work in progress

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