Saturday, July 25, 2015
Henna comes from a leaf that is crushed into a paste to stain the skin and achieve intricate body art, it's Indian tradition for brides to get henna designs on their hands and feet on their wedding day, to bring them luck, joy and beauty.
I've always found it really beautiful and artistic so I decided to try it out myself. I found the henna at a middle eastern grocery store called Akhavan, this one comes in an aluminum cone with a tiny opening which makes it easy to apply, like icing a cake! I was only able to do it on my left hand because I'm so not ambidextrous, but it was quite fun to do and the result is so beautiful and exotic!
I plan on bringing a few tubes to Burning Man to paint some fun designs on others! It only stains your skin for a few days, and if you stay in the sun long enough it will give you the prettiest tan lines you've ever seen! There are so many designs to get inspired from, I found great ones on Pinterest, check out my favorites here.
Also wearing one of my favorite pieces in these photos, a vintage silk kimono that I love to wear around the house, and more often than not, really want to wear in public.. haha