Body, Mind & Spirit

Henna Magic

Author: Philippa Faulks

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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More than just a beautiful form of self-expression for millennia, the art of henna body decoration has been used by cultures around the world for magical protection, blessings, celebrations, luck, and love. In this unique book, Philippa Faulks guides you step by step in the creation of magical henna art. Learn to mix henna paste and apply your design, select powerful symbols and the best places for them on the body, and blend in oils and herbs to boost your magic's potency. You'll also find dozens of ready-made henna designs and spells for love, passion, friendship, healing, prosperity, and more, plus correspondences to help you craft your own spells. Includes illustrations and a full-color photo insert.
Health & Fitness

Henna Paisley Tattoos

Author: Anna Pomaska

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Health & Fitness


View: 545

Paisley designs originating generations ago in the Middle East are among today's most popular decorative motifs the world over. This tattoo collection, featuring those patterns in fashionable, reddish-brown hues, includes 10 images enhanced with floral designs.

Henna पीतातिरक्त

Author: Jasemin Sibo

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore


Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 499

In a series of narrative poems, Henna ??????????: The Dancer from Cambodia travels back in time to the Golden Indochine era in the year 800 and goes forward to the mid-1970s, during a time of upheaval in Southeast Asia. In ancient times, various kingdoms ruled the countries we now call Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Peninsular Malaysia. Gigantic elephants served mighty kings, and mythical celestial nymphs danced for gods. Dancers called Apsaras were believed to be part human and part angel, possessing exquisite beauty and grace. They served as the Royal Cambodian ballerinas and had the ability to change forms at will. One such dancer named Henna is thought to be a goddess reincarnated. As she grows into a beautiful young lady, she faces many challenges and threats that force her to choose between good and evil. Then, as she lives on through the centuries, she sees the change that occurs in her beloved Cambodia—including the coming of the Khmer Rouge in 1975, when nearly all the country’s artists were wiped out. These narrative poems present a story of the human spirit, exploring Cambodian history, celebrating the ancient performing arts, and overcoming evil with love and grace.

Henna Sourcebook

Author: Mary Packard

Publisher: Race Point Pub


Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 325

No one knows for sure when henna was first used for skin decorating, but traces of henna have been found on mummies in Egypt and on cave painting in India dating back thousands of years. While this tradition is still widely used in India, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, it is now gaining popularity throughout the Western world as well. Rooted in the belief that those whose skin is adorned with henna are blessed with good fortune, henna is often associated with rights of passage—coming of age, marriage, and childbirth. Holidays and festivals are times when women and girls decorate their hands and feet, and henna patterns are sometimes unique to these occasions. In some cultures, a bridegroom may be decorated the night before a wedding as well. It is increasingly common for henna parties to be held in the United States, sometimes at weddings, birthday parties, and baby showers—and sometimes just for fun. Henna patterns are seen adorning pop icons like Madonna, Demi Moore, and Prince, and henna artists are becoming an increasingly common sight at street fairs and shops as a temporary and painless alternative to tattoos. Design motifs are included from many different cultures, with background information provided about the symbolism of the designs and motifs.
Biography & Autobiography

Henna for the Broken Hearted

Author: Sharell Cook

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 106

How far would you go to change your life? Sharell Cook is 30 years old and living a privileged life in Melbourne's wealthy suburbs. She has it all: the childhood-sweetheart husband, the high-powered job and plenty of cash to splash. And it's not destined to last. In a dramatic turn of events, Sharell's marriage breaks down and her perfect life falls apart. Sharell opts for a complete change of scene, travelling to India to do volunteer work. But reinventing herself is not as easy as it sounds, especially in the chaos and confrontation of India. Just as she is beginning to wonder whether she'll ever find her way, she meets a man. And so begins Sharell's transformation. Set in the Himalayan hills of Manali, the beaches of Kerala and themadness of Mumbai, Sharell's is the real story of what falling in lovewith an Indian, and India itself, really entails.
Health & Fitness

Henna's Secret History

Author: Marie Anakee Miczak

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 326

View: 741

Lawsonia inermis ver. alba... "henna". How much do you know about this incredible botanical? Was it sensual Mehndi body adornment or Cleopatra's favorite perfume? An aphrodisiac or a treatment for leprosy? An ancient Roman currency or a last right for the dead? This book takes a fascinating look at one of the most popular botanicals of all time. Never before has a book been devoted to henna as a whole. Drawing on botany, archeology, phytomedicine and folkloric history to define the many ambiguities and misconceptions surrounding it, thus presenting for the first time an accurate and complete history of henna. A portion of the proceeds from this book goes to charity and preservation of henna's history. - In extreme depth, henna's medicinal past is revealed. From the papyrus Ebers to the writings of Galen, discover henna's uses in all of the major Old World medicines. -Did you know henna has some of the most fragrant flowers on earth? Learn why women became addicted to them and the shocking basis for their allure. - Think you know the full story concerning henna body art? Think again. Find out how its history was manufactured in the 19th and 20th century to cover its true origins.

Henna House

Author: Nomi Eve

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 714

"In Yemen in 1920 ... Adela Damari's parents desperately seek a future husband for their young daughter. After passage of the Orphan's Decree, any unbetrothed Jewish child left orphaned will be instantly adopted by the local Muslim community. With her parents' health failing, and no spousal prospects in sight, Adela's situation looks dire until her uncle arrives from a faraway city, bringing with him a cousin and aunt who introduce Adela to the powerful rituals of henna tattooing"
Antiques & Collectibles

Henna design

Author: Sumaiyya



Category: Antiques & Collectibles


View: 982

The best book for learners of henna (Mehendi) designer. The book is for a beginner, about Mehendi, and all designs right from scratch to expert level are composed with the neat depiction of the drawing techniques so that a learner can understand and become a master in henna designing. If you are a fresher or beginner this book is going to be very helpful for you to be a good designer.

Teach Yourself Henna Tattoo

Author: Brenda Abdoyan

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing


Category: Art

Page: 250

View: 743

Color your world with the fabulous art of henna tattoo with this book of patterns and instructions for the body and even home decor objects! Learn how to combine the 5 basic henna shapes into a variety of exotic mendhi designs.

The Henna Artist

Author: Alka Joshi

Publisher: MIRA


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 561

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK "Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page."—Reese Witherspoon Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel. Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist—and confidante—to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own… Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow—a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does. “Eloquent and moving…Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love.”—Publishers Weekly Look for The Secret Keeper of Jaipur from New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi!