May 9, 2010 /
Nikki's Mehndi Party
In early February I was given the opportunity to document a Muslim “Mehndi” or “Henna” party for a friend of Jo. This is the equivalent of the traditional Hen party in western culture. Males are not normally allowed to come to these events so I was privileged to be allowed to be part of the evening. A lot of fun was had by all which I hope comes through the photos!
The henna tattoo artists were amazing. The speed and accuracy of their pattern making was very impressive. A whole hand was done in about 5 minutes!
A few of the ladies decided it was time for a dance so we were given some wonderful traditional dancing moves with a modern edge!
Lovely images from a special celebration – you’ve captured it excellently!