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Henna Art Class

2019-03-12 19:00:00 2019-03-12 20:00:00 America/New_York Henna Art Class Henna artist, Naleesa Hardial-Jacob, will demonstrate the uses of henna by doing henna demonstrations. Patrons will be given their own henna to practice the ancient art. North Plainfield branch

Tuesday, March 12
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-03-12 19:00:00 2019-03-12 20:00:00 America/New_York Henna Art Class Henna artist, Naleesa Hardial-Jacob, will demonstrate the uses of henna by doing henna demonstrations. Patrons will be given their own henna to practice the ancient art. North Plainfield branch

Henna artist, Naleesa Hardial-Jacob, will demonstrate the uses of henna by doing henna demonstrations. Patrons will be given their own henna to practice the ancient art.

The art of henna (called mehndi in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced for over  5000 years in Pakistan, India, Africa and the Middle East. There is some documentation that it is over 9000 years old.  Because henna has natural cooling properties, people of the desert, for centuries, have been using henna to cool down their bodies.  They make a paste of henna and soak their palms and soles of the feet in it to get an air conditioning affect.  They feel its cooling sensation throughout the body for as long as the henna stain remains on their skin.  Initially, as the stain faded away, it left patterns on the skin surface which led to ideas to make designs for decorative purposes.  In the ancient Egyptian times mummies wore henna designs and it is documented that Cleopatra herself used henna for decorative purposes.

Henna was not only a popular adornment for the rich but the poor, who could not afford jewelry, used it to decorate their bodies as well.

Today people all over the world have adopted the ancient traditions of adorning their bodies with the beautiful natural artwork created from the henna plant.  It became a very popular form of temporary body decoration  in the 90's in the US and has become a growing trend ever since.

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