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Adinkra

Adinkra Patterns
Adapted for Body Art

Body art patterns based on Ghanaian Adinkra.
This is a FREE pattern book from TapDancing Lizard LLC

by Catherine Cartwright-Jones
Fire Dancer

Fire Dancer

Body art patterns based on Polynesian tattoos and graphic arts. This is a FREE  Spellstone PatternBook by Alex Morgan.

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Lezard

Lezard's First

A FREE henna pattern book by Lezard

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Topkapi

Tulips of Topkapi

Henna body art patterns based on Ottoman Turkish graphic art; a FREE Spellstone PatternBook for body art  by Alex Morgan.

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North African Henna: Elements2

The Henna Page "HowTo"
North African Henna Elements  

Fundamental elements for Marrakechi style henna, FREE from  Catherine Cartwright-Jones; 10 MB pdf

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Spain2

Spain

Henna patterns based on art from Medieval Spain; a FREE Spellstone PatternBook by Alex Morgan.

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North African Henna Diamonds and Stars

The Henna Page "HowTo"
North African Diamonds and Stars
 
Diamond and Star patterns for
 North African style henna work, a FREE henna pattern book by Catherine Cartwright-Jones; 8 MB pdf
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North African Patterns

The Henna Page "HowTo"
North African Patterns


A FREE henna pattern book by Catherine Cartwright-Jones, full patterns for hands and feet; 8 MB pdf

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How to Apply Henna

The Henna Page "HowTo"
Apply Henna

Learn to apply henna with traditional
and modern tools: 3 MB PDF


This is a FREE henna book by Catherine Cartwright-Jones.

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Drums

Spain: Drums

Henna techniques for drum tops

a Spellstone PatternBook by Alex Morgan
Tribal

Tribal

New Edition! This is a FREE Spellstone PatternBook for body art  by Alex Morgan.

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Saint Pancras

The St. Pancras Henna Pattern Book

This is a FREE henna pattern book by Catherine Cartwright-Jones.

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Ancient Blue Patterns

Ancient Blue Pagan Patterns
from Ancient Europ
e

This is a FREE henna pattern book from Spellstone by Alex Morgan.

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Europe

Europe

A FREE Spellstone PatternBook by Alex Morgan

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Henna, the Joyous Body Art

Henna, The Joyous Body Art

This is a FREE henna pattern book by Catherine Cartwright-Jones.

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Finding Blue

Finding Blue: the history and techniques of Celtic Woading and Body Art

Finding Blue ~ History
examines the historic record of Celtic woading and  indigo body art
Finding Blue ~ Science
explains how blue body art is created with woad and indigo
Finding Blue ~ Technique shows you how to create woad and indigo patterns 
Finding Blue ~ Patterns  
has more patterns for woad and indigo

By Catherine Cartwright-Jones
Warrior

Warrior

This is a FREE Spellstone PatternBook for body art  by Alex Morgan.

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Free Henna Patterns

The Henna Page "HowTo"
Patterns Volume 3:

Learn to do henna patterns like a pro  8MB PDF

This is a FREE henna pattern book by Catherine Cartwright-Jones.

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By Catherine Cartwright-Jones
Henna and the Evil Eye2

Henna and the Evil Eye,
Salt and Lilith, and the
Geography of G6PD Deficiency

This is a FREE graduate university reviewed paper on henna and indigo body art by Catherine Cartwright-Jones, with full citations, suitable for basis of further academic research.

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Persian techniques

The Patterns of Persian Henna
16MB PDF

This paper examines women’s henna patterns from Persian art between the 13th and the mid 19th centuries. showing several distinct traditions, reflecting the arts and beliefs that were a part of their daily lives.

This is a FREE graduate university reviewed paper on henna body art by Catherine Cartwright-Jones, with full citations, suitable for basis of  further academic research.

By Catherine Cartwright-Jones
Persian Henna

The Techniques of Persian Henna

 8 MB PDF

This paper shows henna patterns and
 techniques  in pictorial and literary
 Persian art between  the late 15th  and
the mid 19th centuries, corroborated by
Persian literature  and traveler’s
descriptions.

This is a FREE graduate university reviewed paper on henna body art by Catherine Cartwright-Jones, with full citations, suitable for basis of further academic research.

By Catherine Cartwright-Jones




Free Harquus Pattern Book

Harquus: NorthAfrican Women's 
Traditional Body Art
Volume 4: Improvisation


Modern variants on women's
traditional body art: 5 MB pdf

This is a FREE henna pattern book by Catherine Cartwright-Jones.

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Free Henna Pattern Book

The Henna Page "HowTo"
Patterns Volume 2:
The Secret Henna Diaries

Popular, eclectic patterns; 6 MB PDF

This is a FREE henna pattern book by Catherine Cartwright-Jones.

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By Catherine Cartwright-Jones
Free Henna pattern book

The Henna Page "HowTo"
Patterns Volume 1

Learn to do henna patterns like a pro;
7 MB PDF

This is a FREE henna pattern book by Catherine Cartwright-Jones.

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Henna for Hair

Henna for Hair "How To" Henna

Rediscover the lost history, science, and "how to" of dyeing your hair with plants, not chemicals.
6 MB PDF


By Catherine Cartwright-Jones
Free Harquus pattern book

Harquus: North African Women's
Traditional Body Art
Volume 2: Paint


Historically accurate and period appropriate North African women's tattoos 10 MB PDF

This is a FREE graduate university reviewed paper on North African body art by Catherine Cartwright-Jones, with full citations, suitable basis of further academic research.

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Caution: this book contains semi-nude images that may be unsuitable for children.
Postpartum Henna Traditions

The Functions of Childbirth
and Postpartum Henna Traditions
 
Information on henna childbirth traditions,
 G6PD deficiency and kohl,
with citations from medical
and scientific journal articles. 
36 pages, 2 MB PDF


By Catherine Cartwright-Jones
Significance of Henna

Henna’s Significance in Amazigh Id, Circumcision and "Night of the Henna" Celebrations

Moroccan traditions of henna
for Id al-Adha, circumcision, and the
“Night of the Henna",
based on eyewitness accounts from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  PDF

By Catherine Cartwright-Jones
free harquus pattern book

Harquus: North African
Women's Traditional Body Art
Volume 3: Tattoo


Historically accurate and period appropriate North African women's tattoos 10 MB PDF

This is a FREE graduate university reviewed paper on North Afirican body art by Catherine Cartwright-Jones, with full citations, suitable for basis of further academic research.

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Caution: this book contains semi- nude images that may be unsuitable for children.
North Africa

North African Henna
History and Technique


Historical images and techniques of North African henna from 1900 to 1920. 5 MB pdf

This is a FREE graduate university reviewed paper on North African body art by Catherine Cartwright-Jones, with full citations, suitable for basis of further academic research.

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Caution: this book contains nude images and may unsuitable for children.

Hindu Wedding

The Henna Page Encyclopedia of Henna

 Hindu Wedding,  by Dipti Desai
This free ebook explains the sequence of parties and rituals for Gujarati Hindu weddings, the meaning and importance of the traditions, and photographs of the events.
5 MB PDF

 
A guide to creating SAFE black temporary tattoos without dangerous "black henna",  without para-phenylenediamine or other coal tar dyes.  This ebook has "step by step" instructions for tribal style body art in safe, easy to use harquus. 2 MB PDF  

By Catherine Cartwright-Jones
HowTo Mix

The Henna Page "HowTo"
Mix Henna

Learn to mix your own henna paste
for better results at lower cost:
1.5 MB PDF

By Catherine Cartwright-Jones
Burqa

Burqa: Garment as Signifier


This was originally produced as a paper for the partial completion of the PhD studies as, "Burqa: Garment as Signifier from the Umma to the USA:"

Catherine Cartwright-Jones
Rangoli

Rangoli

Rangoli is a sacred women's folk art in India.  Here's the "why" and  “how - to” of rangoli, and traditional rangoli patterns from different areas in India. PDF

View Rangoli Video
Masters thesis

Developing Guidelines on Henna:
a Geographical Approach


Master's thesis: a comprehensive discussion  on the botany, chemistry, history and traditions of henna, and the legal and cutural issues that have arisen since 1990.
13 MB zipped PDF

By Catherine Cartwright-Jones
Id al-adha

Id al-Adha: The Muslim
Feast of Sacrifice, and the
Significance of Henna
in this Sacrifice.

This paper details Id sacrifice traditions and effects, focusing on henna and ecosystem management, from its origins in the Neolithic Mediterranean world, to present day. 1.5 MB PDF

By Catherine Cartwright-Jones
Henna is NOT black

The Henna Page Encyclopedia of Henna
 Henna Is Not Black

This is an information packet on the dangers of para-phenylenediamine "black henna".  It includes a list of published medical papers detailing the hazards of using para-phenylenediamine on skin, what you should tell your physician if you are injured, and how to avoid street vendors who use para-phenylenediamine.
HOwTo Knotwork

The Henna Page "HowTo" Knotwork

A guide to knotwork for henna artists:
3 MB PDF

By Catherine Cartwright-Jones
Slide Show

The Henna Page Encyclopedia of Henna
The Henna Page Guide to Henna

Use this slide show to teach henna classes: combine this slide show with free ebooks from The Henna Page and  your own expertise and demonstrations  for a great henna class!  "The Henna Page Guide to Henna" is appropriate for ages 14 and up.
The Henna Page Guide to Henna
2 MB PowerPoint
The Henna Page Guide to Henna: PDF 2.5 MB
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shaded henna

Naturalistic Henna Work:
This video shows henna techniques adapted from painting 17 MB wmv

Harquus 1   Instructional slideshows for Harquus:  A SAFE black body paint used to make temporary tattoos
1) View "Viking Dragon", step by step: 8 MB download, wmv file
2) View "Scorpion Dance", step by step: 5 MB download, wmv file
3) View "Swan", step by step:  7 MB download, wmv file
Happy Hands
"Happy Hands" presented
by Catharine (Hennacat) Hinton
23 MB wmv 
This video shows yoga techniques
for the henna artist: relaxing and
strengthening hands, wrists, and backs
for comfort and endurance in those
important henna jobs!
woading

Videos of Ancient Blue Body Art:
Reconstructing  Celtic pre-Christian woading body art.
Full Body Indigo   10 MB file        Tish's Hand: 10 MB file
Carmel's Hands:  10 MB file          
 Leah's Hand:  10 MB file
Mandy's Hand:  10 MB file

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