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Henna with Maddi

Henna presentation by Maddi April 25th, 2017

Henna Mehndi

Henna (Lawsonia inermis) is a flowering tree and the sole species of the Lawsonia genus. The name henna also refers to the dye prepared from the plant and the temporary body art using those dyes (see also mehndi). Dried henna leaves will stain the skin if they are mashed into a paste. Henna has been used since antiquity to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk, wool and leather. There are a number of cultural traditions of henna as body art. In India, As a part of Hindu and Sikh weddings, henna is applied during wedding ceremonies.