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Girls waiting till the henna dries, I was allowed to make a photograph of their new decorations at Pakistan Bazaar in Bradford UK.

“Henna has been used throughout Africa, India, and the Middle East for thousands of years.
For centuries, mehndi — the art of henna painting on the body — has been practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East, where the henna plant is believed to bring love and good fortune, and to protect against evil. Mehndi is traditionally practiced for wedding ceremonies, during important rites of passage, and in times of joyous celebration. A paste made from the crushed leaves of the henna plant is applied to the skin, and when removed several hours later, leaves beautiful markings on the skin that fade naturally over 1 to 3 weeks. " Text from Earth Henna website.

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  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerrover 4 years ago

    Nice shot… Bradford.. had a good few nights out there .. !!

  • Thnx Ray wish i could be in Bradford again, love the city, the surroundings and the people there.

    – patjila

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    A wonderful tradition..and good shot!

  • patjila
    patjilaover 4 years ago

    Happy you like it too!

  • MasterJim
    MasterJimover 4 years ago

    Nice one Patjila, and the demolition shots too – nice work.

  • amyrey
    amyreyover 4 years ago

    Wow, very fancy!

  • Ty Amy so much! I watched when it was free hand painted on the arms really impressive. I wasn’t allowed to photograph the lady artist and the girls faces due religionous reasons, which is understandable and I respect that.

    – patjila

    SNAPPYDAVEover 4 years ago

    nice tradition

  • patjila
    patjilaover 4 years ago

    Thanks so much Dave for you comment yes it’s a nice tradition.

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • My bad ….such a late reply from me…thank you Francis!

    – patjila

  • highbeam
    highbeamabout 4 years ago

    I love this shot.

  • Happy with your compliment Russell!

    – patjila

  • John44
    John44about 3 years ago

    Spot on Patje

  • Thank you lots John..it was a fantastic experience, glad I had my camera with me and was allowed to photograph it..

    – patjila

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