Fashion is that industry in today’s world that moves up day by day. Pakistan is also moving up with the fashion trends along many other countries. But some fashion trends are never to be removed or altered. Such a trend is of mehndi or henna.
Pakistani culture somehow match with Indian culturelevents, mehndi is one of the combined customs of indo-pak. Pakistani, Indian and Arabic mehndi designs are most renowned in the world. Pakistani famous mehndi designers are working hard to promote the mehndi design fashion on every happy events. It is mixed combination of fashion that keeps traditions alive. Mehndi is an ancient ceremonial art form that originated in ancient Asia and spread it in many other countries including Arabia. It is a sunna so in many Muslim countries it has a religious impact also.
Mehndi is considered the soul of weddings, a bride is never completely ready unless she has decorated her hands and feet the beauty of mehndi. The ceremony of mehndi or the mehndi function is one of the most important and significant pre wedding function. All the family, especially bachelor girls gathers and apply beautiful mehndi designs on the hands and feet of the bride, sometimes all the way up to the shoulders. Some people believes and say that a darker design of mehndi is a sign of a love, affection and loyalty from the husband. As the time passed the designs of henna have also changed their trends. In previous times the hand was fully covered in henna and the most common designs were block designs or gol tikka. But as many other trends have changed, mehndi has also found its paths with time.
Arabic mehndi designs are nowadays first choice of brides. Arabic mehndi designs have been known for their complicated and difficult pattern yet they are preferred by brides. There are many mehndi formations filled within the Arabic mehndi design such as:
• Floral designs
• Pattern working
• Peacock designs
• Motif styling
Floral designs are basically beautiful floral patterns drawn from the palm to the finger of the hand. They are easy to draw then peacock and motif designs.
Pattern mehndi designs are a little tough to make but they have their beauty and charm.
Peacock and motif designs somehow hold the same pattern but they are most preferred by the brides because of their eye catching designs.
In addition the hand’s Mehndi designs are even made additional eye catching. The shading has been done with the help of the motifs. However some of the Mehndi designs are even for the back side of the hands as well. For feet the best Arabic mehndi designs are floral ones. The use of glitters give a more charming and attractive look to mehndi.
TIPS TO DARKEN MEHNDI
¸ Apply lemon juice mixed with sugar on you henna when it dries
¸ Once it starts to fall off apply vicks on hands
¸ Heat a few cloves on pan, warm your hands before washing it
¸ Don’t wash it before 6-8 hours of drying
¸ Avoid contact with water, once its off try avoiding water for at least 12 hours.