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TRADITIONS & UTENSILS

  

 

 

  mehndi

 

India

Mehndi are henna skin decorations in India, usually applied on the hands and feet of girls and women during special occasions, such as festivals and weddings (fig.).

 

Customary during the wedding ceremony is that couples are not expected to show emotions of joy, thus symbolizing their feelings of grief for departing from their beloved parents.

 

  mehndi