10.06.2012

PHOTO HUNT: HAND

Last November, my daughter traveled to Kolkata, India
with her husband and son to visit with his family.
Right, my daughters hand ~ center, her mother in law  ~ left, her sister in law.
Mehandi is the application of henna as a temporary form of art in India.  The word "mehndi"
is from the Sanskrit word "mendhika" and is described in the earliest of Hinduism's
"Vedic" ritual books and intended as a symbol of the outer and inner sun,
and an "awakening of the inner light".

18 comments:

  1. That's pretty amazing!!


    The Florida Furkids

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  2. Those hands are decorated beautifully - the nearest city to where we live has quite a large Indian population and I often see ladies with their hands decorated when I visit there.
    They always look so beautiful.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  3. So beautiful! Everything in the Indian culture is so colorful and beautiful.

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  4. What lovely artwork on their hands.

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  5. Wow, that is very beautiful. We love learning about other cultures. Hope you are doing OK.

    Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and M<om

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  6. Wow, that is great that they decorate their hands like that. That would take some doing to do it so well. Very interesting. Take care Ann.

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  7. Henna is so lovely. We had a cultural event at work yesterday and there was a woman doing henna tattoos for everyone...just a small flower on the backs of our hands, but it's really lovely.

    Cory's mom

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  8. That is a beautiful shot and a special tradition.

    I am glad you are back with the photohunt... I know the pain you have been through. Your blog header is beautiful!

    Happy Hunting y'all~

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  9. What beautiful hands. Light inside, outside, all around and within. Beautiful.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments to us on the loss of our Oliver, we miss him so much.

    Gerry & Mungo

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  10. it is beautiful. I worked with a girl that went home to India to get married and came home with her 'wedding' Henna. She did show us some of it but mostly kept it covered up.

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  11. That is beautiful! How long do the designs last?

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  12. What beautiful, intricate work. It's a purrfect Photohunt pic. Our thoughts are still with you. XOXO

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  13. what lovely artwork. those are intricate designs only experts could do. :D

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  14. We've signed up to emails of posts because we missed this one.
    Amazing hands. xx

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