Traditional Indian Henna

Traditional Indian Henna

So, the Henna Competition begins with this beautiful Theme: Traditional Indian Henna!

Traditional Indian Henna for me is all about femininity, beauty, intricacy, about portraying a story, a happy ending… all through the delicate fine lines of henna. It’s a beautiful glove of culture, traditions, rituals and symbols all woven together with love and care and applied for women all around the world on the most festive and auspicious occasions. I absolutely love creating traditional henna designs, especially for all the brides as they hold so much value, not only for the bride but for every person who comes in contact with her on her big day! You can also read about the importance of Bridal Henna and the 10 tips for the perfect Henna color in my previous post about it.

Therefore, for my competition design, I knew I wanted to create a Bespoke traditional Indian Bridal Henna design. An intimate affair of portraits, figures, paisleys and peacocks all working in unity to create something special!

Saras Bespoke Bridal Henna sketch

I sketched out my design, outlining a general map of the elements to give me an idea of the flow of the overall designs. I am so thankful for my friend Roshini who happily volunteered and agreed to spend her entire saturday with me, getting dolled and dressed up as a bride just so I could get some good photos out of the shoot! My mum, a professional Bridal Makeup Artist applied beautiful makeup for her, while I adorned her hands with this intricate design. The entire design took me around 2.5 hours – I don’t think I’ve ever spent that long on just two sides before! But I was being a real perfectionist for this one!! Luckily, the weatherman was on our side and we were able to go down to the beach for some stunning photos!

So here you go, take a look!:)

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So what do you think? Good enough to deserve your Votes? I’d of course LOVE your vote, so hurry on over to Pinterest and

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1 Comment

  1. Blume Bauer says:
    July 24, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Wonderful blog post Sara about your experience thus far with The Big Henna Contest! Your entry was so beautiful, I just can’t wait to see what you will do for Round 2! Good luck and here’s hoping you win the final prize – a FREE registration to the Henna Intensive & Retreat! xoxox

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