The intriguing art of Arabic Mehendi Designing

Every Arabic and Indian wedding is full of tradition and a lot of rituals. Applying Henna on the palm, hands and feet of the bride is a very significant ritual of an Arabic wedding. In fact no such wedding is complete without this ceremony. Mehendi or henna is made by grinding henna leaves into a fine paste and then putting some oil in it. It is then applied on the palm with the help of a cone. Beautiful and intricate Arabic designs are made with the cone, which is used like a pen. Henna night is celebrated a night before the wedding, in this mehendi designs are applied on the palms of the bride and all the women of the family.

arabic henna pattern

arabic henna pattern

 Keeping it simple!

 Arabic  designs predominantly have more floral patterns. They have flowers and patterns which are more loose and easier to draw. It is one of the easiest arts when it comes to mehendi designing. They try to give an elegant and delicate look to your hands and your feet. Unlike the Rajasthan Mehendi designs, they do not cover your hands and feet throughout, but leave sufficient space. The designs are not very complicated to draw, yet they are intriguing. Arabic mehendi designs used more thin lines and dots to give an elegant look. They look perfect when sported on fair and lean hands. One could say that Arabic Mehendi designs are a blend of both traditional and modern mehendi art.

foot arabic henna

foot arabic henna

A treat for every occasion!

 Arabic designs are very common in parties, functions and special occasions. For such occasions, most girls prefer applying designs which cover only some parts of their hands. We often see girls flaunting their hands covered with henna during Indian festivals like Rakshabandhan, Diwali, and Navratri etc. Arabic Mehendi designs are a common sight during these festivals. Apart from this, Bollywood Actresses are also fan of Arabic mehendi designs, and many a times do we see their hands covered with such henna designs in movies and events. These days you may also find ready to wear Arabic mehendi designs in the market. They come with adhesive attached to it, and you can put it on your hands and feet without sitting for hours, waiting for your hands to dry. They are also embellished with small stones and glitter to give it a glamorous look. If one is allergic to the smell of the henna, then this is the most suitable option for you.

arabic wedding henna pattern

arabic wedding henna pattern

Arabic mehendi designs are more dark and bold. They follow a  and fill it with intriguing floral motifs and designs, that it seems as if it is flowing throughout the entire length of the palm. It is not necessary in Arabic mehendi to cover all the fingertips. In  common Arabic designs, only one of the fingers, which are diagonal to the main design, is filled with small and continuous designs. This is subjected to both the top as well as the bottom of the palm. The designs are almost similar on both the sides. The key to Arabic Mehendi designs is, not filling up too much, yet making it look heavy.

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