Monday, 26 October 2009

Inspiration Mehendi....for your Interior Decor...

Mehendi, a common shrub is known to have been in use in all parts of the world since time immemorial. The traditional way of painting hand and feet with mehendi is still popular especially among brides. Decorating the bride's hand and feet with the application of henna or mehendi is symbolic of the auspicious occasion. Besides decorating the hands and feet it is a popular dye to colour hair. It is also used as a home remedy for various minor ailments. In North India, application of mehendi is a common custom. For them this is an auspicious day before the wedding. The application of mehendi is an art that is fascinating and exciting . A combination of geometrical and floral patterns are used in this decorative art. To read more on this, please click here....






(all the above images are from internet)
I was so inspired by the different patterns and designs that create instant magic on hands that I decided to do a moodboard to see if it would work in interiors to create a decor scheme that is based on the art of Mehendi....check it out!!!!

I think it works...............do you??????

4 comments:

TERI REES WANG said...

I would love to see this translated into a high end wall covering, and curtains and and pendant lighting.

....and peel on/off wall decals.

Patricia Torres said...

Oh wow.. I never thought of wall dekor with mehendi... but it will definitely look great!!

parallel-botany said...

I love the bed cover. I think it would also work well as a wall or ceiling mural.

hennamehndi said...

Nice collections...
U can find more mehndi designs in
http://www.hennamehndi.in