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{SCA} African Mehndi Design: Mendhi is an ancient art form which has been performed for generations in the Middle East, Africa, India, Pakistan etc, but has recently been popularized by United States celebrities.

Women in Pakistan, India and bangladesh are traditionally tattooed on their hands and feet, insides of their arms and up their shins most often for a wedding, or other special occasion. Sometimes the chest, neck and throat will be tattooed. The subject matter is rather abstract, and often incorporates religious and auspicious symbols.

Just like the Arabic counterparts these mehndi designs are also not filled. These african mehndi or henna designs are simple geometric shapes, consisting on lines, squares and dots.  The space between the lines is not as much as that of Arabic designs. These designs cover your hands, arms like a fine mesh.

African Mehndi style generally has geometrical floral patterns. After the henna paste is removed Africans apply a blackish paste of ashes, ammonia compounds and other corrosives to get the henna stain to turn out blackish.

According to different cultural background mehendi (henna) can be divided into several types. Most famous types of mehndi designs are Arabic, Indian, Pakistani and African. Designs from these diverse regions can easily be differentiated. Here are the photo gallery of african mehndi or henna designs that will help you in identifying the type of design.

Latest African Mehndi or Henna Designs and Styles Collection – Pictures Gallery

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