Saturday, March 29, 2008

More on Henna

I found many great sites online about the traditions and use of Henna.

If you are interested check out these sites:


http://www.birthwithsol.com/bellypainting.html

http://www.bellybeautifulhenna.com/start.html

http://www.hennalounge.com/bellies.html

http://hennadenver.com/category/henna-during-pregnancy/

http://www.hennapage.com/henna/what/lineart/labellyluna/luna1.html

http://www.hennacaravan.com/pregnancy.html

http://www.rockymountainbaby.com/catalog.php?item=26

http://www.tapdancinglizard.com/labellyluna/

http://www.reflectionoflight.net/pregnancyhenna.html



Henna is a bit of a process, the paste is made from powder from a Henna plant and mixed to make it like a cream or paint. When it is applied it looks like paste or almost like puffy paint on the skin. After it dries on the skin the paste will start to flake and peel off. It leaves the dye behind on the skin. When it first flakes off the dye appears very light in color (kinda orange), but after 24 hours or so it darkens to the true Henna look. Here is a sequence of pictures of my belly:


Day 1
Applying Henna Paste




Letting Paste Dry



An hour or two later, after paste is flaked off (see how orange)



Day 2




Day 3
This one was taken outside in sunlight




This one taken inside with flash


More pictures from day one HERE

4 comments:

MidnightCafe said...

WOW! So beautiful!! Thanks for sending me the link to your blog!!

Growing in Grace (Nicole) said...

That looks really, really neat!

Kara Jo said...

Beautiful. What a fun treat to have this done. Good Hawaiian pregnancy memories!

The Laundress~JJ! said...

Precious!