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mehendi artists…


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…


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.


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…