Ancient IndiBody Art

Streaming Video - 2006
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Mehndi is traditional painting of intricate patterns drawn on hands and feet with natural dye extracted from henna leaves, says mehndi artist Smarahjit Jana. In addition to numerous demonstrations of mehndi being applied, this program shows the gathering and preparation of henna leaves, discusses types of mehndi patterns and their significance, and describes different purposes of mehndi. More than mere adornment, this venerable form of body art is an important part of Indian culture.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2002
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (13 min.) :,sd., col., digital
Alternative Title: Ancient IndiBody art


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