Celebrating with Henna

16 Sep

Henna
Henna is a type of temporary tattoo that dyes the skin for several weeks. Henna is originated from a flowering plant that is dried, grounded and then by adding some essential oil turns into a paste that get placed into a cone. The paste gets applied to the skin in beautiful artistic designs and as it dries and hardens it begins to fall off leaving behind an orange tint that turns within a day into an attractive red-brown stain.

Henna is a body paint art that is embedded in Emirati culture and traditions. Many women still carry on this tradition and cultural representation of beauty and celebration.

The upcoming Eid (Eid Al Fitr) is definitely an occasion that causes all salons to be filled with girls who wait as long as 4 or 5 hours to have their hands, feet, fingernails, and/or parts of their body be embellished with Henna designs…
Henna is considered an essential accessory in major occasions and social celebrations here in the UAE.

Personally I love Henna and will try to put it for Eid, if I find a place that would accept to do it for me; you know it’s all crowded with girls of all ages who want to decorate their hands with Henna for Eid…

Happy Eid everyone…

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11 Responses to “Celebrating with Henna”

  1. hanoodZ September 19, 2009 at 4:00 am #

    cuuuute… but which saloons do u recommend in Dubai ?

    • eleganzic September 19, 2009 at 6:01 pm #

      I don’t put Henna that often…but I usually go to Rashna Salon in Jumira…but my friends recommend different Salons in Hamreyya..if u r interested, I will get you the numbers and locations =)

  2. hanoodZ September 19, 2009 at 11:52 pm #

    I dont put it that ofte either. Thank you alot sis, I would really appreciate it.
    Its okai just tell me the Names and the location and i’ll get the number =)
    3eedich mbarak o 3assach min 3waadah =D

  3. hanoodZ September 19, 2009 at 11:53 pm #

    I dont put it that ofte either. Thank you alot sis, I would really appreciate it.
    Its okai just tell me the Names and the location and i’ll get the number =)
    mb 7ag hal 3eed akeed, 3al national day inshalla 😛
    3eedich mbarak o 3assach min 3waadah =D

    • eleganzic September 26, 2009 at 10:57 am #

      Rashna in jumeirah
      Haifa in Hamreyya
      i will ask my friends to get you more names

  4. Naima September 27, 2009 at 6:44 am #

    These are beautiful …

    • eleganzic September 27, 2009 at 7:35 pm #

      I am glad you liked them…
      Thanks for passing by dear =)

  5. Angelistiic September 28, 2009 at 10:40 am #

    They look beautiful to look @ :p .. heheh am not a henna fan
    Loved them thou!!!

    • eleganzic September 28, 2009 at 11:56 am #

      Thanks Sweetie

  6. salma December 10, 2009 at 11:01 pm #

    your designs are beautiful. reli gave me inspirations to put henna on my hands :). thankyou.xx

    • eleganzic December 13, 2009 at 5:54 am #

      I am glad u liked them…
      Thank you =D

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