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mehendi artists…

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On that same walk of the previous post i find lots of girls drying mehendi/henna drawings on their hands. I can’t tell you how much i love taking these walks…, it is like a box of chocolates without the key, you really never know what you are going to get (and yes i know Forrest Gump said that first…but if the metaphor fits…) See a mehendi artist in action here in a previous post.

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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…