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Transcript of Henna
http://www.natural-hair-colors.com/uses-henna.html http://www.henna-tattoos-kits.com/henna-tattoo/history.htm Henna has been used by Mughal kings and queens to decorate the body, as it signified prosperity Henna is a plant which is crushed and sifted to form a powder. You must add something acidic, like lemon juice or vinegar to the powder to enable it to stain your skin. Sugar, honey or anything sweet is used to add texture. http://www.hennapage.com/henna/how/index.html Then it is put into a cone for easy and detailed application http://www.hennapage.com/henna/history/index.html Since the 1800's henna has been used on Eid-ul-Adha, a muslim festival celebrated every year to remember Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, as God commanded him, but then God substituted an animal in its place at the time of the sacrifice. To celebrate this festival, women apply henna to their hands! Henna tattoos are applied on Eid, weddings, when a baby is born, or anytime there is good news or happiness
The longer henna stays on your hand, the darker it will be, so it is left on for sevral hours, before you can wash it off. After the henna is applied, you wait for it to dry. It washes off easily, leaving a nice reddish-brown temporary tattoo.
The Egyption mummies had their fingernails painted with henna, as the henna kept it from spoiling, and preserved it Henna has many different origins, as it was used in different places, according to the culture and beliefs of that place Evidence shows that the early origins of henna were:
Eastern coast of the Medditerranian
Mesopotamia Dyeing hair Wedding function called Mehndi, where friends and family put mehndi on the brides hand, give her money, and feed her sweets. African Indian Morrocan Arabic