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      Drawing Her Future, Mehendi Art At An Indian Wedding  

      There is tattoo art, and then there is Mehendi art, and both are visually stunning in their own right.

      The Mehendi ceremony, involving a type of temporary body art, is a pre-wedding celebration in the Indian subcontinent that is meant only for the bride, her band of girls, and close relatives.

      What is the Mehendi ceremony? 

      The Mehendi ceremony takes place before the wedding. It involves decorative designs or henna tattoos, a form of body art drawn on the palms, hands, and legs of the bride and the other women in attendance. The designs are drawn using an ancient dye paste created from powdered dried henna leaves, which gives it the name ‘henna tattoos’. The henna plant is said to have medicinal and cooling properties to relieve the bride of stress, fever, and headaches, causing her to be calm and relaxed before the wedding.

      The word ‘Mehendi’ stems from the Sanskrit word "mendhika," which translates to the name of a plant that releases a red dye. This practice of ‘dyeing’ a bride’s hands and feet is an ancient one, prevalent in the fourth century in the Ajanta caves, and is still religiously followed even today. According to Hindu tradition, the Mehendi ceremony is part of a 16-step bridal adornment ritual meant to beautify the bride from head to toe before her wedding.

      The rituals of the Mehendi ceremony

      The ceremony is typically organized by the bride's side and may include members of the groom's family and some of their traditions. The guest list consists of the bride’s family, her friends, and the groom’s family. The Mehendi ceremony is generally a small, intimate affair.

      According to tradition, the Mehendi must be applied by a professional Mehendi artist who is already married. Applying the Mehendi to the bride takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours. It is common practice to create Mehendi art that has a special meaning for the bride. It could include embedding the groom’s initials in the overall design or her life story depicted in body art form. Recently, there was a story of a startup founder who embedded the logo of her startup in her Mehendi design.

      Once the Mehendi is applied, it begins to dry and crack. A mixture of lemon juice and white sugar moistens the henna tattoo. This causes the design’s color to turn darker. According to tradition, the darker the stain of the Mehendi, the more love the bride will receive from her partner and in-laws. The Mehendi design is then wrapped in tissue or plastic for a couple of hours to lock in the design and increase the intensity of the henna color.  After a couple of hours, the henna is washed off and what remains is the design that the bride will wear to her wedding. At first, the henna design will look pale to dark orange, and then it will gradually darken through oxidation. It is said that the henna tattoo can last for up to 3 weeks, during which time it begins to fade. While the bride is getting her Mehendi done, other artists help create art on the palms and hands of other women in the bridal party. In addition, there is music, a lively dance floor, and some eating.

      Mehendi fashion for the bride 

      Since the Mehendi ceremony is typically held during the daytime, Mehendi dresses are lightweight and summery. An essential aspect of Mehendi outfits that the bride or any of her party wears is that they must expose the hands and feet easily so that henna art can be applied without disrobing. Mehendi outfits are also brightly colored and worn with a lot of jewelry and embroidery work.

      At Koskii, we have lehengas, Anarkali dresses, sarees, salwar suits, and more in a range of bright colors and trendy designs. From sleeveless, cold shoulders, and spaghetti straps to three-quarter length sleeves, our Mehendi collection has everything your heart might desire. If you are a bride, choosing the suitable material is essential as you must make sure you are comfortable above all else. Koskii’s Mehendi collection includes art silk, georgette, net, brocade, and many more options with stone, zari, prints, and gotapatti work. We even have Mehendi outfits for the mother of the bride or mother of the groom. Buying Mehendi dresses online is a simple matter of browsing through our Mehendi collection until you find something you love. And you are sure to do so. 

      Drawing Her Future, Mehendi Art At An Indian Wedding  

      There is tattoo art, and then there is Mehendi art, and both are visually stunning in their own right.

      The Mehendi ceremony, involving a type of temporary body art, is a pre-wedding celebration in the Indian subcontinent that is meant only for the bride, her band of girls, and close relatives.

      What is the Mehendi ceremony? 

      The Mehendi ceremony takes place before the wedding. It involves decorative designs or henna tattoos, a form of body art drawn on the palms, hands, and legs of the bride and the other women in attendance. The designs are drawn using an ancient dye paste created from powdered dried henna leaves, which gives it the name ‘henna tattoos’. The henna plant is said to have medicinal and cooling properties to relieve the bride of stress, fever, and headaches, causing her to be calm and relaxed before the wedding.

      The word ‘Mehendi’ stems from the Sanskrit word "mendhika," which translates to the name of a plant that releases a red dye. This practice of ‘dyeing’ a bride’s hands and feet is an ancient one, prevalent in the fourth century in the Ajanta caves, and is still religiously followed even today. According to Hindu tradition, the Mehendi ceremony is part of a 16-step bridal adornment ritual meant to beautify the bride from head to toe before her wedding.

      The rituals of the Mehendi ceremony

      The ceremony is typically organized by the bride's side and may include members of the groom's family and some of their traditions. The guest list consists of the bride’s family, her friends, and the groom’s family. The Mehendi ceremony is generally a small, intimate affair.

      According to tradition, the Mehendi must be applied by a professional Mehendi artist who is already married. Applying the Mehendi to the bride takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours. It is common practice to create Mehendi art that has a special meaning for the bride. It could include embedding the groom’s initials in the overall design or her life story depicted in body art form. Recently, there was a story of a startup founder who embedded the logo of her startup in her Mehendi design.

      Once the Mehendi is applied, it begins to dry and crack. A mixture of lemon juice and white sugar moistens the henna tattoo. This causes the design’s color to turn darker. According to tradition, the darker the stain of the Mehendi, the more love the bride will receive from her partner and in-laws. The Mehendi design is then wrapped in tissue or plastic for a couple of hours to lock in the design and increase the intensity of the henna color.  After a couple of hours, the henna is washed off and what remains is the design that the bride will wear to her wedding. At first, the henna design will look pale to dark orange, and then it will gradually darken through oxidation. It is said that the henna tattoo can last for up to 3 weeks, during which time it begins to fade. While the bride is getting her Mehendi done, other artists help create art on the palms and hands of other women in the bridal party. In addition, there is music, a lively dance floor, and some eating.

      Mehendi fashion for the bride 

      Since the Mehendi ceremony is typically held during the daytime, Mehendi dresses are lightweight and summery. An essential aspect of Mehendi outfits that the bride or any of her party wears is that they must expose the hands and feet easily so that henna art can be applied without disrobing. Mehendi outfits are also brightly colored and worn with a lot of jewelry and embroidery work.

      At Koskii, we have lehengas, Anarkali dresses, sarees, salwar suits, and more in a range of bright colors and trendy designs. From sleeveless, cold shoulders, and spaghetti straps to three-quarter length sleeves, our Mehendi collection has everything your heart might desire. If you are a bride, choosing the suitable material is essential as you must make sure you are comfortable above all else. Koskii’s Mehendi collection includes art silk, georgette, net, brocade, and many more options with stone, zari, prints, and gotapatti work. We even have Mehendi outfits for the mother of the bride or mother of the groom. Buying Mehendi dresses online is a simple matter of browsing through our Mehendi collection until you find something you love. And you are sure to do so. 

      Drawing Her Future, Mehendi Art At An Indian Wedding  

      There is tattoo art, and then there is Mehendi art, and both are visually stunning in their own right.

      The Mehendi ceremony, involving a type of temporary body art, is a pre-wedding celebration in the Indian subcontinent that is meant only for the bride, her band of girls, and close relatives.

      What is the Mehendi ceremony? 

      The Mehendi ceremony takes place before the wedding. It involves decorative designs or henna tattoos, a form of body art drawn on the palms, hands, and legs of the bride and the other women in attendance. The designs are drawn using an ancient dye paste created from powdered dried henna leaves, which gives it the name ‘henna tattoos’. The henna plant is said to have medicinal and cooling properties to relieve the bride of stress, fever, and headaches, causing her to be calm and relaxed before the wedding.

      The word ‘Mehendi’ stems from the Sanskrit word "mendhika," which translates to the name of a plant that releases a red dye. This practice of ‘dyeing’ a bride’s hands and feet is an ancient one, prevalent in the fourth century in the Ajanta caves, and is still religiously followed even today. According to Hindu tradition, the Mehendi ceremony is part of a 16-step bridal adornment ritual meant to beautify the bride from head to toe before her wedding.

      The rituals of the Mehendi ceremony

      The ceremony is typically organized by the bride's side and may include members of the groom's family and some of their traditions. The guest list consists of the bride’s family, her friends, and the groom’s family. The Mehendi ceremony is generally a small, intimate affair.

      According to tradition, the Mehendi must be applied by a professional Mehendi artist who is already married. Applying the Mehendi to the bride takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours. It is common practice to create Mehendi art that has a special meaning for the bride. It could include embedding the groom’s initials in the overall design or her life story depicted in body art form. Recently, there was a story of a startup founder who embedded the logo of her startup in her Mehendi design.

      Once the Mehendi is applied, it begins to dry and crack. A mixture of lemon juice and white sugar moistens the henna tattoo. This causes the design’s color to turn darker. According to tradition, the darker the stain of the Mehendi, the more love the bride will receive from her partner and in-laws. The Mehendi design is then wrapped in tissue or plastic for a couple of hours to lock in the design and increase the intensity of the henna color.  After a couple of hours, the henna is washed off and what remains is the design that the bride will wear to her wedding. At first, the henna design will look pale to dark orange, and then it will gradually darken through oxidation. It is said that the henna tattoo can last for up to 3 weeks, during which time it begins to fade. While the bride is getting her Mehendi done, other artists help create art on the palms and hands of other women in the bridal party. In addition, there is music, a lively dance floor, and some eating.

      Mehendi fashion for the bride 

      Since the Mehendi ceremony is typically held during the daytime, Mehendi dresses are lightweight and summery. An essential aspect of Mehendi outfits that the bride or any of her party wears is that they must expose the hands and feet easily so that henna art can be applied without disrobing. Mehendi outfits are also brightly colored and worn with a lot of jewelry and embroidery work.

      At Koskii, we have lehengas, Anarkali dresses, sarees, salwar suits, and more in a range of bright colors and trendy designs. From sleeveless, cold shoulders, and spaghetti straps to three-quarter length sleeves, our Mehendi collection has everything your heart might desire. If you are a bride, choosing the suitable material is essential as you must make sure you are comfortable above all else. Koskii’s Mehendi collection includes art silk, georgette, net, brocade, and many more options with stone, zari, prints, and gotapatti work. We even have Mehendi outfits for the mother of the bride or mother of the groom. Buying Mehendi dresses online is a simple matter of browsing through our Mehendi collection until you find something you love. And you are sure to do so.