in the Encyclopedia of Henna at The Henna Page
Bridal henna is one of the oldest and most widespread henna traditions. Bridal henna traditions originate in late Neolithic fertility religions in the eastern Mediterranean, and spread from there across many countries: from the west coast of Africa east to Malaysia and Fiji, from South Africa north to Armenia. Bridal henna is done in the same way by Muslims, Christians, Jews, Roma, Zoroastrians, Sikhs, and Hindus in the countries where henna is available enough to be a tradition.
Arab Bridal Henna
Lailet al Hinna fi Sharq’ia: Night of the Henna in Sharq’ia by Penni AlZayer
Turkish Bridal Henna
19th Century Turkish Kina Gecesi
Muslim Bridal Henna from Singapore
Hindu Bridal Henna
Hindu Wedding by Dipti Desai
This free ebook explains the sequence of parties and rituals for Gujarati Hindu weddings, the meaning and importance of the traditions, and photographs of the events.
PDF, 54 pages, 5 MB download
Mehandi by Dipti Desai
Jewish Bridal Henna
Kurdish Jewish Bride's Betrothal Henna Traditions
Kurdish Jewish Bride's Lel Hinne Bedulge: "the False Henna Night"
A Kurdish Jewish Bride's Lel Hanna "Night of the Henna"
Kurdish Jewish Bridegroom's Lel Hanna "the Night of the Henna"
Biblical Reference to Bridal Henna
Biblical Henna references: Song of Solomon
Early Origins of Bridal Henna Traditions
Developing Guidelines on Henna: A Geographical Approach
Anath, the Virgin Warrior Goddess: Victory, Henna and Grain
Significance in Amazigh Id, Circumcision and "Night of the Henna" Celebrations
Step by Step: The Bride's Hand: Artist: Riffat Bahar 14 MB wmv
Watch Riffat Bahar create magnificent patterns on a bride's hand!
"Artist at Work" Kim Brennan (40MB wmv file)
Watch a henna artist create beautiful henna patterns!
Meet the Artist: Kim Brennan (11 MB wmv file)
Learn to be a Bridal Henna Artist
Learn how to mix and apply henna
Teach yourself patterns step by step
Books of Bridal Henna patterns from Tapdancing Lizard
Glory of Henna by Deepali Deshpande
Dipti Desai Mehandi Volume Two
Ganesha's Henna Garden by Kim Brennan
Can't find what you're looking for? Try:
The Henna Page Main Index
*"Henna, the Joyous Body Art"
the Encyclopedia of Henna
Catherine Cartwright-Jones c 2000
registered with the US Library of Congress