🤚🏻🖌️ HELLO SISTERS! DIDN’T YOU KNOW THIS KIND OF “JEWELRY” FOR YOUR HANDS ?
Though I have nothing against them, I’ve never had any desire to have a permanent tattoo. For quite some time, however, I’ve wanted to try the ancient art of henna and I finally had the opportunity when I came across Dinkal Patel‘s booth at a recent community event.
While the use of henna is most often associated with India and Pakistan, it’s origin is difficult to pinpoint. It’s earliest use appears to date back to the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Cleopatra, the last reigning queen of that early civilization, is said to have used it to adorn her body and beautify herself.
In modern times, until fairly recently, intricately designed henna tattoos, or mehndi, were predominantly used as part of traditional Indian wedding celebrations. Designs symbolizing good luck, wealth and health are applied to the hands and feet of the bride the night before her wedding. It is believed…
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Thanks for the repost and for following my blog! I hope you continue to find things that you enjoy there!
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Dear Elaine, you’re so welcome. So true, I will find a lot of interesting things following your blog 💐🎈