Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mehndi


A few weeks ago, I posted a photograph of a beautiful yound Indian girl dancing at the Pepper Place.  She along with other Indian dancers and musicians provided a wonderful insight into their culture. An added attraction was a table where you could have the beautiful henna body art, mehndi, applied.  I got lucky enough to find the same dancer getting her hand adorned.

15 comments:

Gunn said...

Superb shots, beautiful model, artistic, and your photos are so unique and has lovely colors. (I can`t remember to have seen similar photos on any of the CDP blogs I have been following for nearly 16 months.)

Daryl said...

Super shots, sweet young woman ... occasionally the street festivals/fairs here have henna painting ... maybe next time I will indulge .

Virginia said...

Daryl,
I think you'd be stunning with these. Go for it.

Gunn,
How nice of you to have followed my blog for so long. Thank you so much for your comments!

brattcat said...

These are marvelous images, V.

Eeyore said...

I've always liked that stuff better than an A or AU painted on the cheek, but I don't think either is for me.

Ken Mac said...

beautiful shot, V! Thanks for your comments back at my place. All is well, just a little misty eyed for yesterday....my mom is in a nursing home now, but they take great care of her. You are the best (and have ESP)

altadenahiker said...

Stunning.

Birdman said...

Maybe I'll have my hand done sometime in the future... not! To each his/her own. hahahaha!

Leif Hagen said...

Such a beautiful girl and wonderfully "decorated up" for a wedding! I saw a lot of mehndi at a wedding I attended in Bangalore, India in February 2009!

Virginia Floyd said...

What a beautiful shot! I never knew how the henna was applied. The child herself is beautiful, too.

Bob Crowe said...

What grabs me about these is the lighting of (for us) an exotic custom. Just plain lovely.

TheChieftess said...

She is delightful V!!! the pics are wonderful...

Ming the Merciless said...

The intricate designs on her hand are amazing.

nathalie in avignon said...

Excellent DOF in the first photo, a winning smile in the second. We really needed the two!

How absolutely beautiful!

david mcmahon said...

Quite simply, a wonderful shot with great depth of field. Is this on your RB site? It'd be great in the Anything We Wear group that I host.