Pakistani and Arabic Mehndi Designs

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					There are various kinds of mehndi patterns, top three being Indian, Pakistani, Arabic
and African Mehndi designs. All three are very popular and have their own beauty, in
this article we shall be talking more about Pakistani and Arabic mehndi patterns.
To start with, Pakistani designs as the name suggests are more common to the people
in the Pakistan. However their popularity is worldwide and they are known to be very
reputed mehndi designs. Though they are quite similar with the Indian Mehndi
Designs they have their own appeal and significance. Most of the Pakistani mehndi
designs are known to have very complicated designs as well as patterns. The designs
vary as per the celebration, taste and location.
Mehndi plays a crucial role in a Pakistani marriage and a bride is considered
incomplete without a Mehndi design. Brides have particular mehndi designs all over
their legs, hands feet and arms. Most of the times a bride are decorated with mehndi in
her wedding (Manyoon).
A mehndi design might even be utilized during celebrations as they give a very
attractive look. Nowadays there is a variety of Mehndi designs to choose from for the
Mehndi lovers. The current trend has also brought in styled mehndi patterns. These
patterns are veru popular among the mehndi lovers. Here a pattern scatch is created by
thin outline and the central empty part is filled with dress shining mehndi with
Coming to the Arabic mehndi, these designs are quite popular worldwide. Most if
them are simple floral motifs worn at hands and feet of women. They usually reflect
the skills of artists and design individuality of all traditions around Arabian Peninsula.
This kind of mehndi patterns are used to paint temporarily on the hands or feet of the
bride. The ingredient used to create mehndi powder is called Henna. Henna is a shrub
or a small tree around 2-6 m tall. This henna is powdered and then mixed with
mustard and tea for creating a thick paste. Most of the times the shade is brownish red
however henna can also be mixed with more plants for changing their natural color.
When the paste is used to create a mehndi design, you would have to wait before the
mehndi to dry completely. The mehndi paste actually is a dye absorbed by skin, the
same stays on the skin for several days like a temporary tattoo. Most of the times it is
dark brown or orange in color. Among the various kinds of mehndi designs the Arabic
mehndi is known to be the most popular form of mehndi designs.
 Nisha Soni has been associated with indiavisitinformation as a consultant writes
about latest mehndi designs for wedding, arabic mehndi design and significance of
mehndi designs in Indian culture.