Elaborate & Exquisite – Day 339

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Handcrafted to perfection

Mehendi, the traditional dye on the hands is part of every Indian household especially for weddings. The more elaborate and intricate  the design, the more is the skill required (and yes the bigger the hole in your pocket if done by an expert 😉 )

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. chubskulit says:

    Very interesting! Happy valentine’s day!

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    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  2. endless beautiful 🙂

  3. Roger Green says:

    Went to a Pakistani wedding a couple years ago; same henna design.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. Jane at Levant says:

    How fascinating – it much take ages to complete – are different coloured dyes used to make the patterns?

    1. Pheno Menon says:

      there is only one color that is used mostly

  5. photowannabe says:

    How amazing and beautiful. It really is elaborate and intricate.

  6. Jane says:

    Fascinating…and beautiful.
    Jane x

  7. annie says:

    Wow, it’s so gorgeous. Truly a work of art. Love your photo!

  8. leslie says:

    My daughter had her own hands done when she attended an Indian wedding. She loved it!

    Leslie
    abcw team

  9. Andy says:

    Hello.
    I have always admired the skill it takes to do this. It’s beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Endless Love And Devotion

  10. jama says:

    That is so gorgeous! The Muslim brides here still don henna during weddings but not as elaborate as the Indians.

  11. jewaicious says:

    What beautiful patterns, tones and contrasts.

  12. Suzy says:

    Mehendi is truly elaborate and exquisite. brings back memories of those mehendi times back in India. thanks for dropping by my blog.

  13. I’ve seen that a few times among Indians in New Zealand and I always marvel at how much work goes into it!

  14. That is absolutely exquisite. 🙂 Wonderful! 🙂 Visiting!

  15. emzkie says:

    wow! thanks for sharing! beautiful art

  16. shahz says:

    Hmm. interesting! late visit from the #46 challenge. http://www.shahzmusing.com/2012/02/my-closet-photo/

  17. Rcel says:

    Wow!!! Amazing take!

    Late BPC 46 visit here!

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