Mehendi or henna is not new to most ladies. Natives of Asia know it better though, as it was historically practiced there. Mehendi designs can vary based on countries or regions. For instance, Pakistani Mehendi is not the same as the Indian Mehendi art. Looking from a distance, you might think that henna designs from most Asian countries are similar. But when you come closer and examine the intricate details that make up a design, you will notice where the dissimilarities are. Let us discuss Pakistani henna designs in the following paragraphs.
Pakistani henna designs are done with two types of mehendi. The inners of a simple or intricate design are created with any henna color variation except black. The use of black henna is limited to the perimeters of the designs. Pakistani Mehendi art is similar to Indian type with regard to the use of varied colors. But most of it is a blend of Arabic and Indian traditional henna art. Pakistan Mehendi looks beautiful, chic and in a class of its own.
When is it applied and on which body parts?
There is a similarity in all sorts of Mehendis. They are mostly important when a lady is getting married. Wedding mehendi art is very crucial to a Pakistani bride. Another point is that henna is applied on body parts when there are religious occasions such as the Eid holiday, which comes each year. Designs used during each occasion can vary though. Applications are done on legs, hands, palms and toes.
A design for Eid
As it is known to all of us, Eid is the most special religious holiday for Muslims. Pakistan being an Islam land, Eid is celebrated in many special ways. Applying Pakistan-only mehendi art is one of the ways. There are many Eid motifs that can be painted on a woman’s body part. One design puts emphasis on the center of her palm. A large, conspicuous dot with a tinier dot in the middle is drawn. A closely related yet more attractive contains a big circle with smaller circles inside placed in the middle of her palm. With its playful wavy border details, this Eid motif is ideal for ladies of all ages. The tips of her fingers are embellished with a thick layer of henna and bordered with a flowery border.
Other flowery designs
One lovely design is done on the palm. It takes a diagonal flow from one side of the palm to the tip of the index finger. It features an intricately done flower motif combining straight lines with curved lines, spirals and dots.
Black Mehendi for brides
Pakistan art, as aforementioned, uses all types of henna colors. Black is an integral part of their mehendi art particularly for brides. One design that starts almost from her elbows and ends at the tips of her fingers is very beautiful. Covering the entire palm, this floral art looks perfect on a fair skinned Asian girl who is about to wed.