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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on July 11, 2002 at 00:41:00:
In reply to:
Re: Lovely work! posted by
Catherine Cartwright Jones on July 11, 2002 at 00:33:19:
To finish that sentence:
: corroborating material on Erfan's "Hennaria', and am more convinced
: than ever that the peak of henna was from
the 9th to the 17th centuries in the Islamic world, possibly at its
best in Persia. I wish I could find material as concrete for Arabia,
Morocco, Algeria, Egypt. There's good pictorial evidence for Spain
and Bagdad ... but I've had the best luck nailing down Persian pieces.
Found some killer henna in a painting from Tabriz, 1478 ....... with
great detail! I played with the construction here...... just an
unfinished sketch, but you get the idea.
Sometimes I can