Persian Flowers

The nearly black lines in this picture are henna from Yemen, "terped" with Tea Tree, Cardamom, and Clove Bud Essential Oils, lightly sealed, and steamed several times.  The gold is turmeric is from Persian Gold Technique.  The blue is indigo, from the  indigo technique.  The green is a light wash of indigo, then a light wash of turmeric over that.  The rose color is wine dregs rubbed over turmeric/slaked lime.  This picture was taken 16 hours after the indigo and turmeric stains were applied.

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