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Henna Dye Designs For Stylish Brides

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The Henna body art craft has from time immemorial being a traditional beauty trend seeped in religious and cultural under/overtones in the northern parts of Nigeria and Egypt, Indian and Arab nations. The beady eyes of fashion have finally settled its gaze on the henna and liked what they saw, thereby making it a global fashion trend for fashionistas from all works of life regardless of religion.

The temporary body art, whose name is of Arabic origin, is made from dye prepared from the henna tree called Lawsonia inermis, also known as hina, mignonette tree or Egyptian privet. It is a small flowering shrub that grows 12-15 feet high and comes from the sole species of the Lawsonia genus. The fragrant flowers are used to create perfume, and the leaves are then turned into a fine powder that is used as a dye. Henna has been used for centuries to dye skin (Body art or temporary tattoo), hair, and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk, wool, and leather.

Though today Henna body art is today a vogue trend, it’s still a major part of the northern bride wedding ceremonial rite called Wuni or Sa Lalle that brings joy and nostagia to all due to the fact that its last time in her father’s house surrounded by friends and family. During Wuni, is when elaborate Henna dye designs unique to brides is applied to the hands, palms and feet. Here are some bridal henna designs for our stylish brides

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