Mehndi

The Timeless Art of Henna Painting

Loretta Roome

St. Martin's Griffin

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Mehndi, the ancient art of painting on the skin with henna, beautifies the body, rejuvenates the spirit, and celebrates the joys of creativity and self-expression. More than just a temporary tattoo, mehndi offers us a way to participate in a centuries-old tradition still practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East.

In this stunning and authoritative book, Loretta Roome traces the origins and meanings of traditional designs, demonstrates how to create them on the skin, and reveals the recipes, tools, and techniques needed to paint designs that range from simple to complex. The result of years of research and the author's experience as one of the nation's foremost mehndi artists, Roome's book offers practical information, creative inspiration, and many suggestions for enhancing the playful, intimate, sensual, erotic, and spiritual aspects of the ancient and amazing art of mehndi.

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Loretta Roome

Loretta Roome is the founder of The Mehndi Project, which has received international attention for its efforts to help popularize the art of henna painting around the world. She has painted celebrities, schoolchildren, grandmothers, and businessmen alike. Based in New York City, she divides her time between writing, performing music, and continuing her research and practice of the art of mehndi.

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Mehndi
The Timeless Art of Henna Painting
Loretta Roome

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 1998
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312187439
ISBN10: 0312187432
7 x 9 inches, 176 pages, Includes full-color and black-and-white illustrations throughout
$19.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466867048
ISBN10: 1466867043
176 pages, Includes full-color and black-and-white illustrations throughout
$7.99
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