Posted by Anne Beltestad on October 11, 2002 at 01:48:29:
I bet it's never been done before...you're in dissertation terrain, girl!
this confirms the "hunches" a lot of us have about hennaes we use and hennaes we've tried.
I think my tips are much smaller than a Jacquard #3 - Jamila, which is really smooth in your pic, doesn't clog, but Kenzi which has the same verbal description as the Jamila, but clogs my finer tips unless I strain.
I'd say based on very subjective experience that those smoother looking pics show henna which can be brought to a Jamila-like consistency by kenzi's straining method. This works fine for me for henna like Kenzi's and Castle Arts (in my limited experience with CA) but others need Fred. Still, even some with clay and grit will never be sifted fine enough for my tips...a shame for those cheap "finds" in Little India, some of which are nice and fresh.
I'm curious why you didn't try Ojai Body Arts henna...in my experience their henna, though pricey, is always high-quality, and does not need sifting/straining even with my finest tips. I bet they'd send you a small sample just to get the word out that their stuff is as good as Gilded Lilies has found.
Thanks for the hard work - you've done a lot to help the quality of henna. now, if we can only get those exporters to pay attention. D'you think it'll drive the price up in the long run though?
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