Catherine Cartwright-Jones
 owner of The Henna Page

MLS from Kent State University, August 2006
Developing Guidelines on Henna: A Geographical Approach
Master's Essay
Presently enrolled in the Geography PhD program of Kent State University,
preparing a dissertation on henna

Catherine took over The Henna Page from Jeremy Rowntree in 2003, and is constantly  renovating, rewriting, and expanding the site to better serve the henna community and explore the diversity of henna history, traditions, art and science.  Catherine does most of the the writing, photography, webmastering, and business management for The Henna Page. She is also responsible for most of the mistakes on The Henna Page, and if you see one, do let her know

Catherine Cartwright-Jones began seriously studying henna in 1990. She is indebted to Eli, the friend who first showed her henna, who learned from village women in the Middle East.  Catherine runs seven other henna websites, TapDancing Lizard, Mehandi, Henna for Hair, Harquus, Hennapedia, HennaConference and the Reverend Bunny's Secret Henna Diaries.  She has been a professional artist since 1970, and holds a pictorial arts degree from UCLA.  

Catherine has gone overseas the last several summers for research projects on henna's history and traditions, most recently on a research grant from the Iranian Heritage Foundation.  She has lectured on henna at colleges, universities and museums, been a consultant on henna to the National Botanical gardens in Washington DC and the Royal Botanical Gardens in London.  She has worked with Discovery Channel, Fox,  BBC,  Better Homes and Gardens, and National Geographic, as well as provided expert testimony on copyright law for henna artists in a USA federal court case.

If you'd like to contact Catherine for media interviews, magazine or acacemic articles,  lectures, consultancy, to provide expert legal testimony on henna ... or to henna you ... email her for her CV and references.

Catherine has written and published books and academic papers on henna.  Some people believe her to be the worlds foremost scholar and researcher on  henna, and she frequently appears on tv and in print as a henna expert. Fortunately, no one in her family, certainly not herself, takes her anywhere near this seriously, otherwise she'd quickly become a tedious old cow. 

Otherwise, Catherine is "pushing 60",  has been with her husband since 1968, and has two adult children, 5 cats and a pug dog.  She likes to cook but maintains a voluntary ineptitude for housekeeping.

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