Re: Moroccan henna

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on September 20, 2002 at 12:21:51:

In reply to: Moroccan henna posted by Kenzi on September 20, 2002 at 03:16:17:

: CCJ, just to add to your database of henna origins, Moroccan henna is
: mostly grown in the south where it tends to be drier most of the
: year, but gets a lot of run off from the mountains in the spring.
: There are three harvests per year.

Fascinating! I was looking at the comparitive rainfalls in the places
where I KNOW good henna is grown and I KNOW when it's harvested ....
Pakistan has less rainfall than the Udaipur area, and it comes a bit
earlier. It looks to me as though the first shoots that come up
after the rains make the best stain ... and if the plant has to
survive rain scarcity, the dye is more concentrated when it does get a
bit of rain.

I'd like to understand this like some people understand wine.


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