Re: Quicky henna?

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Posted by Willowhawk on October 24, 2002 at 12:21:06:

In reply to: Quicky henna? posted by aschenputtel on October 24, 2002 at 11:36:53:

I have been wondering the same thing. I have a Bharata Natyam
videotape and red paint on hands was mentioned, but not henna.
I imagine henna was traditionally used, but maybe the red paint is
quicker and easier to use, also faster to remove. I would also like
to know if/when the change began?

: Hello...
: Last weekend I went to see a traditional Indian dancer perform
: Kuchipudi. In the first half of the program she gave a short
: Her feet had henna on them, but her hands did not. They then had a
: short intermission and she came back to do a performance. When she
: came back, she had henna on her hands (traditional dancing henna on
: fingertips with a circle on the palm). Is there a paint or
: that dancers use? It was bright red and I know she couldn't have
: gotten it that way unless it was fake. Just wondering....


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