Here is a catelog of books, papers and articles that have material on the history, traditions, techniques, botany, and chemistry of henna.  I've included other areas of study related to henna such as design resources and symbolism. If you are doing serious research on henna, this is a good place to start looking! 

This index is alpahbetical in order of titles, and will eventually span many pages.  To look for specific topics, try going through page by page with keywords in "find in page". I presently have over 3500 references on henna and subjects that are useful as approaches to understanding henna.  I'll fill this area in gradually over the next 10 years.  Keep checking back for new material. 

The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden
The World Publishing Company, 1963
description of early confrontation of Jews and Canaanites: notes Canaanite henna use

Abu-Lughod; "Veiled Sentiments, Honor and Poetry in Bedouin Society"
University of California Press, Los Angeles and Berkeley, 1986
ethnographic material on Bedouin women, some discussion of the significance of color

Abu Saud, Abeer: "Qatari Women, Past and Present"
 London; New York: Longman, 1984
ethnographic material on rural women in Qatar, some mention of henna

AEFTAT Congress, XIVth Proceedings, "The Biodiversity of African Plants"
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London, 1996
includes lawsonia inermis: henna: habitat and characteristics

African-American Institute, New York; "Beauty by Design: The Aesthetics of African Adornment";
The African American Institute, N. Y., N. Y., 1984
includes some information on African henna use 

Alloula, Malek:  "The Colonial Harem"; translation by Myrna Godzich and Wlad Godzich;
 Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press, c 1986
in some photographs, henna patterns, and evidence of North African henna use is visible

Alizera, Marianne; "Women of Saudi Arabia"
National Geographic Magazine, Washington D.C., Volume 172, 1987

Andronikos, Manoles: "Herakleion Museum and Archaeological Sites of Crete"
Athens: Ekdotike Athenon, 1978
henna markings visible on some figures

Apte, Usha M.; "the Sacrament of Marriage in Hindu Society, from Vedic Periods to Dharamshastras"
Ajanta Publications, Delhi, India, 1978
note that henna is NOT part of early Hindu wedding practice

Archer, W. G.; "Songs for the Bride, Wedding Rites of Rural India"
Columbia University Press, New York, 1985

Archer, W. G.; "Visions of Courtly India, The Archer Collection of Pahari Miniatures"
International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington D.C., 1976

Arnoldi, Mary Jo; "The Artistic Heritage of Somalia"
African Arts, August 1984, Volume VII, Number 4, UCLA, Los Angeles
design reference

Artists' Handicrafts Association, Cholamandal Artists' Village; Indian Art Since the Early 40's, a search for identity"
Artrends, Madras, India, 1974

Atil, Esin, "Art of the Mamluks, Renaissance of Islam"
Birdsall and Co., U. K.
design reference

Atil, Esin, " Freer Galler of Art Fiftieth Anniversiay Exhibition;  III.  Ceramics from the World of Islam"
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1973
design reference

Atil, Esin; "Islamic Art and Patronage, Treasures from Kuwait" 
Rizzoli, New York, New York, 1990
design reference

Atil, Esin, "The Age of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent"
Harry Abrams, Inc., N.Y., N.Y., 1987
design reference

Atil, Esin, "Turkish Art"
Smithsonian Press, Washington DC, and Harry Abrams,  NY, 1980
design reference

Auboye, Jeannine; "L'Afghanistan et son Art"
Editions Cercle d'Arte, Paris, 1968

Austin, R.W.J.; "Sufis of Andalusia, The Ruh al-quds and al-Durrat al-fakhirah of Ibn Arabi"
George Allen and Unwin Ltd. London, 1971
historical material Spanish Sufis, who were some of the henna artists in medieval Spain

Bakshi, Guha,  "Flora of Murshidabad District, West Bengal, India"
Scientific Publishers, Jodpur, India, 1984 
botanical notes on lawsonia inermis: henna

Barklay, Harold;  "Buurri Al Lamaab, A Suburban Village in the Sudan"
Cornell University Press, Ithaca, N. Y., N. Y.,

Barnard, Nicholas; "Arts and Crafts of India"
Conran Octopus Limited, London, 1993

Barnes, Virginia Lee, and Boddy, Janice; "Aman, the Story of a Somali Girl"
Pantheon Books, New York, 1994

Baring, Anne and Cashford, Jules; "The Myth of the Goddess"
Arkana, Penguin Books, New York, 1991

Barnard, Nicholas; "Arts and Crafts of India"
Conran Octopus, London, 1993

Barrett, Douglas and Gray, Basil; "Painting of India"
Skira, 1963

Bayly, Susan; "Saints, Goddesses and Kings, Muslims and Christians in South Indian Society 1799 - 1900"
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1989

Beach, Milo Cleveland; "Early Mughal Painting"
Harvard University Press, London, 1987

Beckwith, Carol and Fisher, Angela; "African Marriage Rituals"
National Geographic, Washington DC, Volume 196 No. 5, November 1999
depictions of henna

Behl, Benoy;  "The Ajanta Caves, Artistic Wonder of Ancient Buddhist India"
Harry Abrams, Inc, N. Y., N. Y., 1998 
evidence of non-patterned henna use in Buddhist India

Bell, Robert; "Women of Classical Mythology"
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1991

Ben Khader, Aicha Ben Abed; Soren David; "Carthage: A Mosaic of Ancient Tunisia"
W.W. Norton and Company, New York, 1987
shows Roman period cultural eclipse of previous henna using culture

Berinstain, Valerie; "India and the Mughal Dynasty"
Discoveries, Harry N Abrams, Inc.

Berman, L. and Letellier, B., "Pharaohs, Treasures of Egyptian Art from the Louvre", The Cleveland Museum of Art in association with Oxford University Press, 1996, 

Berman, Nancy; "The Art of Hanukkah"
Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., 1996
"hennaed hand" blessing patterns in menorahs from the Middle East

Berns, Marla; "Decorated Gourds of Northeastern Nigeria"
African Arts, November 1985, Volume XIX, Number 1, UCLA,  Los Angeles 
design resource

Bhanawat, Mahendra, : "Menhadi Rang Rachi, Folkloric Study of Colourful Myrtle"
Bhartiya Lok-kala Mandal,  Udaipur, Rajasthan, 1976
henna traditions and patterns

Biedermann, Hans: "Dictionary of Symbolism"
Facts on File, New York, Oxford,  1989
design reference

Bishop, Clifford; "Sex and Spirit"
Time -Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia; 1996

Black, Jeremy, and Anthony Green, : "Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia, an Illustrated Dictionary", 
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1997
geographical and historical placement of beliefs and deities, some of which include  henna traditions

Blackwell, Alice Stone: "Armenian Poems, Rendered into English Verse" 
Robert Chambers, Boston, Mass, 1917
subtle references to hennaed hands on beautiful brides and young girls

Blackwell, Basil; "Ikats, Woven Silks from Central Asia, the Rau Collection"; 
Basil Blackwell, Ltd., Oxford, UK, 1988

Blair, S. and Bloom, J; "The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250 - 1800"
Yale University Press, New Haven, 1994

Blayley, Thomas Lindsey; "A Journey in Morocco: "The Land of the Moors"
National Geographic Magazines, July- Dec, 1911

Blurton, Richard; "Hindu Art", 
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992

Boddy, Janice, : Wombs and Alien Spirits, Women, Men, and the Zar Cult in Northern Sudan"
The University of Wisconsin Press, Wisconsin, 1989
excellent details on henna use in Zar

Boddy, Janice; "Womb as oasis: the symbolic context of Pharonic circumcision in rural Northern Sudan"
The American Ethnological Society, 1982
excellent analysis of drought as a threat to fertility in an arid climate, adds to understanding the use of henna as purifier and preserver of fertility

Bose,  Sankaranarayanan, Gupta, "Chemistry of Lac"
Indian Lac Research Institute, Nankum, Ranchi, Bihar, 1954
lac is a red body paint used instead of henna in much of India

Brauer, Erich, "The Jews of Kurdistan"
Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1993
references to Jewish henna traditions in Kurdistan

Brooklyn Botanic Garden,  "Dye Plants and Dyeing"
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1964
info on dying fabric with henna

Brown, C. Mackenzie; "The Triumph of The Goddess"
State University of New York Press, Albany, NY; 1990

Brown, Percy; Indian Painting under the Mughals, A.D. 1550 to A.D. 1750"
Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1924 

Bruce-Mitford, Miranda, "The Illustrated Book of Signs and Symbols" 
DK Publishing, New York, 1996
design reference, with picture of hennaed hands

Budge, E. Wallis: "Amulets and Talismans"
Macmillan Company, 1970
design reference, with good info on "the evil eye" and approaches to charms and spells used by henna artists

Budge, E. Wallis: " The Mummy, Chapters on Egyptian Funeral archaeology"
Biblo and Tannen, N. Y., N. Y., 1964

Burland, Cottie A.; "The Exotic White Man"
Verlag Anton Schroll and C. Vienna and Munich, 1969

Bushnaq, Iner; "Arab Folktales"
Pantheon Books, New York, 1986
interesting folktales about brides and marital relationships, adds insight to henna practices

Bussabarger, robert F., Robins, Betty Dashew; "The Everyday Art of India"
Dover Publications, New York, 1968

Bussagli, Mario and Calembus, Sivaramamurti: "5000 Years of the Art of India"
Harry Abrams Inc. New York

Bussagli, Mario; "Painting of Central Asia"
Skira, Geneva, 1963 

Canby Sheila R.; "The Golden Age of Persian Art, 1501-1722"
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1999 

Canby Sheila R.; "Persian Painting"
Thames and Hudson, New York, 1993

Carroll, David; "The Taj Mahal, India under the Moguls"
Newsweek, New York, 1972

Carey, John; "Eyewitness to History"
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1987
Flaubert had an Egyptian mistress who had a pet hennnaed lamb

Cawthorne, Nigel; "Secrets of Love, The Erotic Arts Through the Ages"
Harper San Francisco, New York, 1997
interesting depictions of henna, one on a 19th c Persian effeminate homosexual 

Chadwick, John; "The Mycenaean World", 
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1997

Cheilik, Michael, :"Ancient History" 
Harper Collins  Publishers, N.Y., N.Y., 1991

Chowdhrey, Prem:  "The Veiled Woman, shifting Gender Equations in Rural Harayana  1880-1990" 
Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1994

Clement, Clara Erskine, "Constantinople, The City of the Sultans"
Estes and Lauriat, Boston, 1895

Cloudsley, Anne,: "Women of Omdurman, Life Love, and the Cult of Virginity"
St. Matin's Press, New York, 1983

Comfort, Alex; The Illustrated Koka Shastra"
Simon and Schuster Editions, New York , 1997

Compton, Linda Fish, " Andalusian Lyrical Poetry and Old Spanish Love songs: the Muwashshah and its Karja" 
New York University Press, New York, 1976

Contenau, Georges; "Everday Life in Babylon and Assyria"
Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd., London, 1954

Coomaraswamy, Ananda K.,  "Medieval Sinhalese Art"
Pantheon Books, 1956, N.Y., N. Y.

Cooper, Elizabeth; "The Harim and the Purdah"
New York, The Century Company

Corbin, Henry; Cottevielle-Giraudet; David-Weill; De Lory; Salles; "Les Artes de l'Iran L'Ancienne Perse et Bagdad"
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, 1938
design reference

Coulson, Michael; "Sanskrit, an Introduction to the Classical Language"
Teach Yourself Books, Chicago, 1992 
design reference if you like to write sanskrit words in henna

Courtright, Paul; "Ganesa, Lord of Obstacles, Lord of Beginnings"
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1985 

Craven, Roy: "Indian Art"
Thames and Hudson, New York, London, 1997

Craven, Roy: "Sanchi: Buddhism's Great Monument in India"
Arts of Asia, January 1980, Volume 10 Number 1, Hong Kong

D'Ambra, Eve,  "Roman Art"
      Cambridge University Press, 1998, Cambridge, UK

Danielou, Alain; "The Complete Kama Sutra, The First Unabridged Translation of the Classic Indian Text by Vatsayana"
        Park Street Press, Rochester, Vermont. 1994 

D'Avennes, Prisse; "Arabic Art in Color"
Dover Publications, New York, 1978 
design resource

Davis, Fanny: "The Ottoman Lady, a Social History from 1718 to 1918"
Greenwood Press, New York, Westport, London, 1986

Davis, Fanny; "The Palace of Topkapi in Intanbul"
Charles Schribner's Sons, New York, 1970

Davis, Susan Schaefer, : "Patience and Power, Women's Lives in a Moroccan Village"
Schenkman Publishing Company, Inc, Cambridge, Mass, 

de Calatchi, Robert; "Oriental Carpets"
Alpine Fine Arts Collection Ltd.; London, 1994
design resource

Dehejia, Vidya:  "Indian Art" 

Delaney, Carol, "The Seed and the Soil, Gender and Cosmology in Turkish Village Society"
University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford, 1991
excellent information on Turkish wedding henna tradition

De Moor, Johannes C.: "The Seasonal Pattern in the Ugaritic Myth of Ba'lu, according to the Version of Ilimiku" 
Verlag Butzon & Berjer Kevalaer, Neukirchener Verlag des Erziehungsvereins Neukirchen-Vluyn,1971
translation of Ugaritic text with detail of bridal henna use

De Silva, von Simpson, Troutman, "Love and Marriage", Volume 5 of "Man through his Art"
New York Geographic Society, 1968
has reproduction of Aldobrandini Wedding showing Syrian/Roman wedding that appears to be a Night of the Henna

Dexiu, HE, "A Brief Report on the Mummies from the Zaghunluq Site in Charchan County" from "The Bronze Age and Earlyu Iron Age Peoples of Eastern Central Asia", Volume 1
Institute for the Study of Man, , Washington, D.C., 1998
Bronze age hennaed fingernails in Central Asia

Dimand, Maurice; Grube, Ernst; Jackson, Williams; "The Khamsa of Nizami, 1524-25"
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1969

Dorsky, Susan, " Women of Amran, A Middle Eastern Ethnographic Study"
University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City
ethnography, with night of the henna information

Drewal, Henry John; Pemberton, John III; Abiodun, Rowland; "Yoruba, Nine Centuries of Aftican Art and thought"
Henry Abrams Inc. New York, 1989
scarification in patterns identical  to Moroccan henna patterns

Droiton, Etienne; Contenau, Georges; and Duchesne-Guillemin, Jacques; "Religions of the Ancient East"
Hawthorn Books, New York; 1958

D'Ucel, Jeanne : "Berber Art, an Introduction"
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 1932
historical material on Amazigh art, some Amazigh history, excellent information and design resource

Dundes, Alan;  "Interpreting Folklore, Wet and Dry, the Evil Eye"
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana, 1980
excellent anthropological interpretation of the Evil Eye, crucial to understanding henna traditions

Ehnbom, Daniel: "Indian Miniatures, The Ehrenfeld Collections"
Hudson Hills Press, New York, 1985

Eisenberg, Jerome M. "Canaan and Ancient Israel in Philadelphia"
Minerva Volume 10 # 2, London, March/April 1999

Erim, Kenan T.; "Aphrodisias, City of Venus Aphrodite",
Facts on File Publications, N.Y., N.Y., 1986

Ettinghausen, Richard, Yarshater, Ehsan; "Highlights of Persian Art"
Westview Press, Boulder Colorado, 1979 

Ettinghausen, Richard; "7000 Years of Iranian Art"
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1964
design resource

Esin, Emel; "Turkish Miniature Painting"
Charles E. Tuttle Company, Vermont, 1960

Falconer, Moore, Kahrs, Birnbaum, and Di Crocco, "Myanmar Style, Art,   Architecture and Design of Burma" 
Thames and Hudson, London, 1998
design resource

Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock and Bezirgan, Basima Qattan: "Middle  Eastern Muslim Women Speak" 
Dan Danciger Publication Series, University of Texas Press/Austin and London, 1977
some henna material

Fisher, Angela; "Africa Adorned"
Harry N. Abrams; New York, 1984
photographs include women with henna

Fisher, Robert, " Buddhist Art and Architecture"
Thames and Hudson, 1993

Fonseca, Isabel, : "Bury Me Standing, The Gypsies and their Journey"
Vintage Books, N.Y., N.Y., 1995
details on Gypsy henna use at wedding

Foss, Susan Moore; "She Who Sits as King: Celebrations for Young Urhobo Women"
African Arts, Volume XII, Number w, February 1979, UCLA, Los Angeles
red body art tradition for young women, parallel to henna

Freidl, Erika,  " Women of Den Koh, Lives in an Iranian Village"
Penguin Books,   N. Y., N. Y., 1989
mentions of henna use in burns, and cultural tensions about henna and sexuality

Fruzzetti, Lina M. :  "The Gift of a Virgin, Women, Mariage and Ritual in a Bengali Society"
Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick N. J., 1982

Gabus, Jean : " Au Sahara, Arts et Symboles" 
A La Baconierre  - Neuchatel Suisse 1958

Garnett, Lucy M. J.,  "Home Life in Turkey"
The Macmillan Company, N.Y., N.Y. 1909

Gentles,  Margaret;  "Turkish and Greek Island Embroideries"
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago , 1964
design resource

Ghazanfar, Shahina A.  "Vegetation of the Arabian Peninsula"
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht , Netherlands, 1998
botanical info on henna

Gillow, John; Barnard, Nicholas; "Traditional Indian Textiles"
Thames and Hudson, London, 1991
design resource

Gimbutas, Maria; "The Language of the Goddess"
      Harper and Collins, 1991

Glick, ""Islamic and Christian Spain in the Early Middle Ages"
         Princeton University Press, Princeton , New Jersey, 1979

Glubb, John; "A Short History of the Arab Peoples"
        Dorset Press, New York, 1969

Goodwin, Godfrey: "The Private World of Ottoman Women"
        Saqi Books, London, 1997

Graham, Lanier; "Goddess in Art"'
          Abbeville Press, N.Y., N.Y., 1997

Gray, Basil; "Persian Painting"
       Rizzoli, New York, 1977

Grima, Benedicte;  "The Performance of Emotion among Paxtun Women"
University of Texas Press, Austin Texas, 1992
some henna material, ethnography

Gubbay, Lucien and Levy, Abraham; "The Sephardim, Their Glorious Traditions from the Babylonian Exile to the Present Day"
Carnell Limited, London, 1992

Hackin, Huart, Linossier, De Wilman-Grabowska, Marchal, Maspero, Eliseev; "Asiatic Mythology"
Thomas Crowell Company,  New York 

Haim, S., "English Persian Dictionary"
Hippocrene Books, 1993, New York
design resouce if you like to write in Farsi

Halperin, Winkler, Zeitlin;  "Before Sexuality, The Construction of Erotic Experience in the Ancient Greek World"
         Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1990

Hansen, Henny Harald: "Daughters of Allah, among Moslem women in
Ruskin House, Museum Street London
some henna material

Hara, H., and Williams, L.H. J.,  "An Enumeration of the Flowering Plants of Nepal"
Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History) , London, 1979
botanical information on henna

Hart, Ursula Kingsmill; "Behind the Courtyard Door, the Daily Life of Tribeswomen in Northern Morocco"
The Ipswich Press, Ipswich, Mass., 1994
some henna material

Hawass, Zahi; "Valley of the Golden Mummies"
Harry N. Abrams, Publishers; New York, 2000

Hawley, W. M., :  "Chinese Folk Designs"
Dover Publications, New York, N.Y. 1971, from original, pub. 1949
design resource

Hawley, Richard and Barbara Levick;  "Women in Antiquity, New Assessments"
Routledge, London and New York, 1995

Hayashi, Ryoichi; "The Silk Road and the Shoso-in"
Weatherhill/Heibonsha, New York and Tokyo, 1975

Hayward Gallery,  "The Arts of Islam, Exhibition 8 - April - 4 July 1976"
The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1976

Hepper, F. Nigel and Friis, I., "The Plants of Pehr Forsskal's 'Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabia' Collected of the Royal Danish Expedition to Egypt and the Yemen 1761 - 63 " 
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in association with the Botanical Museum, Copenhagen, 1994
botanical information on henna

Hibbott, H. W., "Handbook of Cosmetic Science"
The Macmillan Company, New York, 1963
henna in hair dye

Higgins, Reynold Alleyene: "Minoan and Mycenaean Art"
New York, Oxford University Press

Hiler, Hilaire;  "From Nudity to Rainment"
W. & G. Foyle, Ltd., London, 1929

Hillenbrand, Robert; " The Art of the Saljups in Iran and Anatolia, Proceedings of a Symposium held in Edinburgh in 1982"
Mazda Publishers, Costa Mesa, 1994

Hintze, Fritz and Ursula, "Civilizations of the Old Sudan" 
Editions Leipzig, GDR, 1968

Hooke, S. H., "Middle Eastern Mythology, from the Assyrians to the Hebrews"
Penguin Books, New York, 1963
references to Anath and henna

Husain, Shahrukh; "The Goddess"
Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1997

Irwin, Robert, : "Islamic Art in Context"
Harry Abrams, Inc., N.Y., N. Y., 1997

Imperato, Pasacal J.; "Kereka Blankets of the Peul"
African Arts,  July 1976, Volume IX, Number 4; UCLA, Los Angeles
design resource

Isaacson, Harold J.; Douglas, Sara; " A Cure for Love, Verses by Sa'di in eight Demi-Centuries with a supplement of forty quatrains by Omar Khayyam"
Theatre Arts Books, New York, 1986
henna references in poetry

Jacques-Meunie', D.; "Cites Anciennes de Mauritanie, Provinces du Tagannt et du Hodh"
Librarie C. Klincksieck, Paris, 1961
design reference

Jain, Jyotindr;, Aggarwala, Aarti: "National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi"
        Majpin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., Chidambaram, Ahmedabad, 1989

James, T.G. H.: "Egyptian Painting"
     British Museum, Harvard University Press, 1986

Jacobsen, Kate Ostergaard; "Ramadan in Morocco - An analysis of the Interaction of Formal and Local Traditions"
        Temnos 32, 1996

Jellinek, Stephan, "Formulation and  Function of Cosmetics"
Wiley-Interscience, New York, London, Sidney, Toronto, 1970
henna in hair dye

Jereb, James: "Arts and Crafts of Morocco"
Chronicle Books,  USA, 1986
some info on henna

Jones, Gavin W.; "Marriage and Divorce in Islamic South-East Asia"
       Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur, 1994

Johnson, Frank Edward; "Here and There in Northern Africa"
        National Geographic Magazine, Washington D.C., Vol. XXV, No. 1, January 1914

Johnson, Frank Edward; "The Mole Men: An Account of the Troglodytes of Southern Tunisia"
          National Geographic Magazine, Washington D.C., Vol, XXII, No. 9, September 1911 

Johnson, Frank Edward; "Tunis of Today"
             National Geographic Magazine, Washington D.C. July 1911 

Kanafani, Aida A., "Rites of Hospitality and Aesthetics"
        "Everyday Life in the Middle East" edited by Donna Lee Bowen and Evelyn Early 

Karouzou, Semni; "National Museum, illustrated guide to the Museum", 
      Ekdotike Athenon S.A, 1981

Keith-Roach, Edward; "Adventures Among the "Lost Tribes of Islam" in Eastern Dafur"
       National Geographic Magazine, Jan - June 1924

Kennedy, John G.; "Circumcision and Excision in Egyptian Nubia",
     The American University in Cairo Reprint Series Number 11,

Kenyon, Susan M., "Five Women of Sennar, Culture and Change in Central Sudan" 
         Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1991

Khan, Khushal: "Poems from the Divan of Khushal Khan Khattak", 
         translated from Pashto by D. N. Mackenzie, 
         George Allen and Unwin Ltd. Ruskin House, Museum St, London, 1965

Khandalavala, Karl and Doshi, Saryu:  "A Collector's Dream, Indian Art in the Collections of Basant Kumar and Saraladevi Birla"
      Marg Publications, Bombay, 1987

Khanna, Madhu, "Yantra, The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity"
      Thames and Hudson, 1979

Kinsley, David; " Hindu Goddesses, Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition"
       University of California Press, Berkeley, 1988

Koppar, D.H.; "Tribal Art of Dangs"
        Department of Museums, Baroda, India, 1971

Koprowski, Paul; "Combs of the Beni-Amur"
       African Arts April 1976, Volume IX, Number 3, UCLA, Los Angeles

Kozloff and Bryan, with Lawrence Berman; "Egypt's Dazzling Sun"
      Cleveland Museum of Art, 1992

Kriger, Colleen; "Robes of the Sokoto Caliphate"
      African Arts, UCLA,  Los Angeles

Krishna, Nanditha; "Arts and Crafts of Tamilnadu"
           Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd. Ahmedabad, 1992

Kybalova, Ludmila;  "Coptic Textiles"
      Paul Hamlyn Ltd., London WC2, 1967

Lane, Edward William;  "An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians, written in Egypt During the Years 1833, 34 and 35, partly from Notes Made During a Former Visit To that Country in the Years 1825, 26, 27 and 28"
      London, John Murray Albermarle Street, 1871

Lea, Henry Charles , "The Moriscos of Spain: Their Conversion and
     Burt Franklin, New York, 1901

Leland, Charles Godfrey,  "Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling"
     Charles Schribner, New York, 

Leviton, Richard; "Weddings by Design"
    Harper San Francisco, New York, 1993

Libyan Beneral Committee; "Islamic Art and Architecture in Libya"
        World of Islam Festival in Co-Operation with the Architectural Association London,  London, 1976

Longenecker, Martha; "Ethiopia, Folk Art of a Hidden Empire"
      Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art, La Jolla, 1983

Louys, Pierre; "The Songs of Bilitis, translated from the Greek" 
       William Godwin, Inc., N. Y., 1933

Macalister, R. A. Stewart; "the Philistines, Their History and Civilization"
      Argonaut, Inc., Publishers, Chicago, 1965

Mackenzie, D.N., Poems from the Divan of Khushal Khan Khattak
      George Allen and Unwin Ltd. London, 1965

Madaki, Ngozi B.; "Fashion Through the Ages"
       Better Life Programme for Rural Woman, Katsina State Chapter; Kanginwa General Services, Kaduna, Nigeria 

Maheshwari, J. K., "The Flora of Delhi"
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi
        Gossain and Co., Calcutta, India, 1963

Malandra, William W.; "An Introduction to Ancient Iranian Religion, Readings from the Avesta and Achaemenid Inscriptions"
       University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1983

Maldonado, Basilio Pavon, "El Arte Hispano-Musulman en su decoracion Geometrica"
        Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Instituto Hispano Arabe de Cultura, Madrid, 1975

Mandaville, James. P.,  "Flora of Eastern Saudi Arabia"
     Kegan Paul International Limited, London, 1990

Marjorie J.: "Sisters under the Sun: The Story of Sudanese Women"
     London; New York: Longman, 1981

Masse, Henri, Persian Beliefs and Customs"
     Behaviour Science Translations,   1938

Mathews, Thomas F.; "Byzantium, From Antiquity to the Renaissance"
            Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, New York, 1998 

McKay, Roger; "Ethiopian Jewelery"
       African Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles, Summer 1974

Mead, Sidney Moko;  "Te Maori, Maori Art from New Zealand Collections"
     Harry N. Abrams, Inc., N. Y., N, Y., 1984

Meer Hassan Ali, Mrs. : "Observations on the Mussulmauns of India"
        Oxford University Press, 1917

Meikle, R. D., "Flora of Cyprus"
        The Bentham-Moxon Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1977

Mellaart, James; "Catal Huyuk, a Neolithic Town in Anatolia"
        McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1967

Mentre, Mireille; "Illuminated Manuscripts of Medieval Spain"
     Thames and Hudson, London, 1996

Mercier, Jacques; "Ethiopian Magical Scrolls"
      George Braziller, New York, 1979

Mernissi, Fatima;  "Beyond the Veil, Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society" 
         Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, 1987

Mernissi, Fatima; "Dreams of Trespass, Tales of a Harem Girlhood"
   Addison Wesley, 1994

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; "From the Lands of the Scythians, Ancient Treasures from the Museums of the U.S.S.R. 3000 B.C. to 100 B.C."
        New York Graphic Society

Metropolitan Museum of Art; "The Art of Medieval Spain A.D. 500-1200"
       Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1993

Meyer, Laura, "Art and Craft in Africa, Everyday Life, Ritual, Court Art"
        Finest S.A. / Editions Pierre Terrail, Paris, 1995

Miandji, A.M., "Beginner's Persian
     Hippocrene Books, New York, 1998

Micaud, Ellen; "The Craft Tradition in North Africa"
       African Arts; UCLA, Los, Winter 1970

Michaud, Roland and Sabrina: "Caravans to Tartary"
      Viking Press, 1978

Michaud, Roland and Sabrina: "Bold Horsemen of the Steppes"
       National Geographic, Vol. 144, No. 5, November 1975, Washington D.C.

Miller, Barbaral Stoler and Mildred Archer; "Songs for the Bride, Wedding Rites of Rural India"
       Columbia University Press, New York, N.Y.,  1985

Mode, Heinz ; "The Woman in Indian Art"
      The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. 1970

Mookerjee, Ajit; "Folk Art of Bengal"
        University of Calcutta, Calcutta, 1946

Mookerjee, Ajit; "Ritual Art of India"
        Thames and Hudson, New York, 1985

Moorey, P. R.S.; Bunker, E. C.; Porada, E.; Markoe, G.; "Ancient Bronzes Ceramics and Seals" ; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1981

Moscati, Sabatino; "The Phoenicians"
      Rizzoli International, New York, 1999

Moscati, Sabatino; "The World of the Phoenicians"
     Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1965

Mountjoy, Penelope: "Mycenaean Pottery"
    Oxford University Press 1993

Muschler, Reno,  "A Manual Flora of Egypt" 
     Friedlander and Sohn, Berlin, 1912

Musee' Des Arts Decoratifs; "Splendeur de L'Art Turc"
     Les Presses Artistiques, Paris, 1953

Musee D' Art et D'Histoire, Geneva; "Treasures of Islam"
          Sotheby's / Philip Wilson Publishers, 1985

Naves, and Mazuyer, "Natural Perfume Materials"
     Reinhold Publishing Corporation, N.Y., N.Y., 1942

Neaher, Nancy; "An Interpretation of Igbo Carved Doors"
        African Arts, November 1981, Vol. XV, Number 1, UCLA, Los Angeles

Neuma, Abraham A.; "The Jews in Spain, Their Social Political and Cultural Life During the Middle Ages"
         Octagon Books, New York, 1969

Okada, Amina: "Indian Miniatures of the Mughal Court, 16th - 19th centuries"
    Harry Abrams, Inc., New York,

Pal, Pratapaditya, "Art of Nepal, Los Angeles County Art Collection"
    Los Angeles County Museum and Associates, 1985

Pal,  Pratadaditya ; "Court Painting of India, 16th-19th Centuries"
    Navin Kumar, New York and New Delhi, 1983

Pal, Pratapaditya, "Divine Images Human Visions"
       National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, 1997

Parker, Ann, and Neal, Avon; "Hajj Paintings, Folk Art of the Great Pilgrimage"
Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995
some depictions of henna in folk art

Parrot, Andre: "Sumer, the Dawn of Art" 
Golden Press, New York, 1961

Perczel, Csilla Fabo,  "Ethiopia, Folk Art of a Hidden Empire"
     Mingei International Museum of Folk Art, 1983

Penzer, N.M.: "The Harem: an account of the institution as it existed in the palace of the Turkish sultan with a history of the Grand Seraglio from its foundation to the present time"
   New York: AMS Press, 1974

Penzer,N., M., "Poison Damsels"
Chas. J. Sawyer, Ltd., Grafton House, London, 1952
folklore, with insight into the social stresses on women in henna using countries

Perani, Judith, "Hausa Calabash Decoration"
African Arts, May 1986, Volume XIX, Number 3, UCLA, Los Angeles
design resource

Philby, H. St. John, "The Queen of Sheba"
Quartet Books, London, Melbourne, New York, 1981
reproductions of 16th century Safavid art clearly showing complex henna patterns

Pope, Arthur Upham: "Masterpieces of Persian Art", 
       Dryden Press, NY. 1945

Poucher, William,  "Perfumes and Cosmetics"
       Chapman and Hall, Ltd. , London, 1923

Pound, Omar; "Arabic and Persian Poems"
       Three Continents Press, Washington D.C., 1986

Prussin, Labelle; "Fulanai-Hausa Architecture"
         African Arts October 1976, Volume X Number 1, UCLA, Los Angeles

Ragette, Friedrich ; "Baalbeck" 
       Noyes Press, 1980, Park Ridge, New Jersey

Rajab, Jehan S.; "Palestinian Costume"
        Kegan Paul International, London, 1989

Rakhsha, Masoomeh; "Moruning and Weeping Rites Among Papi Tribe, Lorestan"
      Kayhan, Cultural Scientif and Art Magazine, October 1999, No. 115, Iran

Randhawa, M. S., and Bhambri, S., D.; "Basohli Paintings of The Rasamanjari"
       Abhinav Publications, New Delhi

Rawson, Philip; "The Art of Tantra"
     Thames and Hudson, New York 1978

Ray, Sudhansu Kumar; "The Ritual Art of the Bratas of Bengal"
            Firma K.L. Mukhopadhyay, Calcutta, 1961

Reiff, Robert; "Indian Miniatures, The Rajput Painters"
         Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland Vermont, 1959

Reverdin, Olivier; Hoegler, Rudolf: "La Crete, Berceau de la Civilisation Europeenne", 

Reswick, Irmtraud;  "Traditional Textiles of Tunis and Related North African Weavings"  Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, 1985

Reswick, Irmtraud; "Traditional Textiles of Tunisia"
            African Arts, May 1891 Volume XIV # 3, UCLA, Los Angeles

Rice, David Talbot ;  "Constantinople from Byzantium to Istanbul"
    Stein and Day, N.Y., N.Y., 1963

Rinpoche, Loden Sherap Dagyah : "Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Culture, An Investigation of the Nine Best-Known Groups of Symbols"
        Wisdom Publications, Boston,  Mass. 1995

Roller, Lynn E., "In Search of the God the Mother, The Cult of Anatolian Cybele""
     University of California Press, Los Angeles, 1999

Roth, Cecil; revised by Bezalel Narkiss;  "Jewish Art, an Illustrated History"
      New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, Ct, 1971

Roxburgh, William, Md., "Flora Indica, or Descriptions of Indian Plants"
          Today and Tomorow's Printers and Publishers, New Delhi, 1832

Roy, Aruhdhati; "Things can Change in a Day"
        Granta, 57, Spring 1997, London

Rubin, Barbara; "Calabash Decoration in North East State, Nigeria"
         African Arts, Autumn 1970

Ruthven, Malise ; "Freya Stark in Southern Arabia"
      Garnet Publishing

Saksena, Jogendra, : "Art of Rajasthan, Henna and Floor Decorations"
       Sundeep Prakashan, Delhi, India, 1979

Sarma, S. Sudarsana; "Plants in Yajurveda"
      K.S. Vidya Peetha, Tirupati, 1989 

Scanlon, george T.; "Slip-Painted Pottery from Wizz"
     African Arts, Autumn 1968

Simpich, Frederick; "Along the Nile, Through Egypt and the Sudan"
         National Geographic Magazine, January to June, 1923, Washington DC 

Simpich, Frederick and Margaret; "Where Adam and Eve Lived" 
           National Geographic Magazine, July to Dec. 1914, Washington DC 

Singer and Denwood, "Tibetan Art"
      Lawrence King Publishing, London, 1997

Singh, Birendra Pratap, "Life in Ancient Varanasi"
       Sundeep Prakashan, Delhi, 1985

Smith, Bradley: "Spain, a History in Art"

Soderberg, Bertil; "Ornamentation of the Sansa"
      African Arts, Summer 1972

Stansfield, Oke, Barbour, Jackson, Akpata,  "Adire Cloth in Nigeria"
       Institute of African Studies, University of Idaban, Nigeria, 1971 

Stewart, Desmond:  "Early Islam"
          Time-Life Books, 1972

Stewart, Desmond: "The Alhambra"
           Newsweek, New York, 1974

Stewart, Desmond: "Mecca"
           Newsweek, New York, 1980

Surur, Ayten; "Ege Bolgesi Kadin Kiyafetleri"
        Akbank'in Bir Kultur Kizmeti, Istanbul, 1983

Swarup, Shanti;  "The Arts and Crafts of India and Pakistan"
        Taraporevala Sons and Co.,  Private Ltd., Bombay, India, 1957

Tauzin, Aline; "Le Hennae, at des femes de Mauritanie"
      Editions  UNESCO, Paris, 1998

Taylour, Lord William : "The Mycenaeans" 
          Thames and Hudson, 1964,  1983

Thevoz, Michel; "The Painted Body, The Illusions of Reality"
        Skira Rizzoli, New York, 1984 

Thomas, Thelma; "Textiles from Medieval Egypt, A.D. 300 - 1300"
          Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh Pa, USA, 1990

Thulin, Mats,  " Flora of Somalia"
         Royal Botanicn Gardens, Kew, 1993

Trigg, Elwood B. , :  "Gypsy Demons and Divinities"
    Citadel Press, Seacaucus, N.J., 1973

Trilling, James; "The Roman Heritage, Textiles from Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean 300 to 600 AD"
       The Textile Museum, Washington D.C., 1982

Trueman, John; "The Romantic Story of Scent"
    Doubleday and Company, Inc. Garden City, New York, 1975

Tuetey, Charles Grenville; "Classical Arabic Poetry, 162 Poems from Imrulkais to Ma'arri"
          KPI Limited; London, 1985

Van Nieuwkerk, Karen; "‘A Trade like Any Other' Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt"
        University of Texas Press, Austin, 1995

Vermaseren, Maarten J., "Cybele and Attis, the Myth and the Cult"
       Thames and Hudson' London, 1977

Victoria and Albert Museum; "Indian Embroidery", 
      His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1951

Waldschmidt, Ernst; "Gandhara Kutscha Turfan"
       Kinkhardt and Biermann, Leipzig, 1925

Walker, Barbara G. :  "The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets"
         Harper and Rowe, N.Y., N. Y.   1983

Walther, Wiebke: "Women in Islam from Medieval to Modern Times"
           Markus Weiner Publishers, 1993

Warnock and Bezirgan: "Middle Eastern Muslim Women Speak"
        University of Texas Press, Austin and London, 1977

Waterstone, Richard, "The Mystic Soul"
     Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1997

Watson, Patty Jo; "Archaeological Ethnography in Western Iran"
University of Arizona Press, 1979

Washburn, and Major, editors:  "World Poetry, An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time" ,   Quality Paperback Book Club, New York, 1998

Watson, Patty Jo; "Archaeological Ethnography in Western Iran"
University of Arizona Press, 1979

Welch, Stuart, "Indian Art and Culture"
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Ahmedabad, 1985

Welch, Stuart Cary;  "Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Islamic World"
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, N. Y. N. Y., 1987

Welch, Stuart Cary; "Persian Painting, Five Royal Safavid Manuscripts of the 16th Century"
      George Braziller, New York, 1976

Welch, Stuart Cary; "Treasures of Islam"
      Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd. London, 1985

Wessel, Klaus; "Coptic Art"
      McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1965

Westermark, Edward: " Marriage Ceremonies in Morocco"
       London, Macmillan, 1914

Wikan, Unni: "Behind the Veil in Arabia: Women in Oman"
 Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982

Wild, John Peter; "Textiles in Archaeology"
      Shire Publications, Aylesbury, UK, 1988

Williams, Maynard Owen; "Russian's Orphan Races, Picturesque Peoples Who Cluster on the Southeastern Borderland of the Vast Slav Dominions"
       National Geographic Magazine, No XXXIV, No. 4, October 1918, Washington D.C.

Wilson, Lillian M.; "The Clothing of the Ancient Romans"
          The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1938

Wood, Edward;  "The Wedding Day in All Ages and Countries"
        Harper and Brothers, Publishers, N. Y., N. Y., 1869

Yaghmaie, Ehsan; "How Women Applied Makeup 3000 Years Ago"
       Zanan; Social Magazine; September, 199, No. 52, Iran

Zettler, Richard L.; Horne, Lee; "Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur"
         University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,   Philadelphia, 1998 
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