September 30, 2006
In Indian and Pakistani wedding tradition one of many days that make up the wedding celebration Shaadi, is at least one Mehndi Day (Henna Day). This is a picture taken of the stage of the groom's Mehndi Day (a stage I helped decorate). The bride and groom sit on the stage while family members come up to them and paste henna on their hands, oil on their hair and turmuric on their cheeks. (In reality the bride and groom held a tissue paper in ther hands which we smeared on. Modern times and all...) Traditional Mehndi colours are bright orange, green, yellow and pink.