The Henna Artist

Escaping from an arranged and abusive marriage, seventeen-year- old Lakshmi
makes her way alone from her 1950s rural village to the vibrant pink city of Jaipur
. There she becomes the henna artist —and confidante—most in demand to the ...

Author: Alka Joshi

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488055440

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 742

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “Eloquent and moving…Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love.”—Publishers Weekly Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel. Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist—and confidante—to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own… Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow—a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does.

The Henna Artist

There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist - and confidante - to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own.

Author: Alka Joshi

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781867209812

Category:

Page: 384

View: 482

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK 'This vivid story is so rich and complex...reading about Lakshmi's journey from escaping an abusive marriage to becoming one of the most sought-after henna artists in Jaipur captivated me from the first chapter to the final page.' Reese Witherspoon Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist-and confidante-to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own... Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow-a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does. Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman's struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel. PRAISE "Eloquent and moving...Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love." - Publishers Weekly

The Art of Henna

"A lushly illustrated book with complete instructions and history and culture of henna tattoos"

Author: Pamela Nichols

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 9780890879429

Category: Body art

Page: 128

View: 987

"A lushly illustrated book with complete instructions and history and culture of henna tattoos"

Mehndi

Introduces the art of henna body painting, with instructions on how to make a mendhi paste, how to apply designs, and information on equipment needed and the history of the plant's usage

Author: Carine Fabius

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780609803196

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 112

View: 547

Introduces the art of henna body painting, with instructions on how to make a mendhi paste, how to apply designs, and information on equipment needed and the history of the plant's usage

Book Club Box Set

Featuring two REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE book club picks, this exclusive collection includes compelling debut novels that will stay with you long after the last page.

Author: Alka Joshi

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0369702921

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 225

Featuring two REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE book club picks, this exclusive collection includes compelling debut novels that will stay with you long after the last page. The Henna Artist Escaping from an abusive arranged marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way from her 1950s rural village to the vibrant pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the henna artist—and confidante—most in demand to the wealthy women of the upper class. Trusted with their secrets, she can never reveal her own… The Cactus For Susan Green, messy emotions don’t fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is realized: she is losing control. As her dismantled world falls further into a tailspin, Susan might have a chance at finding real love and learning to love herself, if only she can figure out how to let go.

Henna Please

This is a book about an ancient practice of decorating the body.

Author: Sohnie Luckhardt

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728368960

Category: Art

Page: 46

View: 767

This is a book about an ancient practice of decorating the body. For centuries in cultures all around the world, applying artistic designs on the body has been a way to celebrate and honor special occasions in one’s life. Our book is about the origin and practice of mehndi. In the text, we discuss the preparation and application of henna paste, the medicinal and healing properties of the plant, and the differences in design styles around the world. We also discuss the use of henna in religious and ritualistic ceremonies, although today it can be appreciated and enjoyed just for fun. Our book is written for both primary (ages three to six) and elementary (ages seven to twelve) school children, though adults interested in the art of mehndi will enjoy it too. We hope this book will help you to know and appreciate the very special art of henna designs.

Teach Yourself Henna Tattoo

Color your world with the fabulous art of henna tattoo with this book of patterns and instructions for the body and even home decor objects! Learn how to combine the 5 basic henna shapes into a variety of exotic mendhi designs.

Author: Brenda Abdoyan

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 1607654180

Category: Art

Page: 250

View: 475

Color your world with the fabulous art of henna tattoo with this book of patterns and instructions for the body and even home decor objects! Learn how to combine the 5 basic henna shapes into a variety of exotic mendhi designs.

The Henna Body Art Kit

The ultimate package for those who wish to express themselves with the ancient art form of tattoos (albeit temporary ones), "The Henna Body Art Kit" contains two packets of catalyst solution, two packets of henna powder in application cones ...

Author: Aileen Marron

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781885203649

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 664

The ultimate package for those who wish to express themselves with the ancient art form of tattoos (albeit temporary ones), "The Henna Body Art Kit" contains two packets of catalyst solution, two packets of henna powder in application cones, Mehlabiya oil capsules, and six transfer sheets. Full-color illustrations throughout.

Mehndi for the Inspired Artist

From wall art to jars and stationery, Mehndi for the Inspired Artist presents a step-by-step approach to creating a variety of mehndi patterns for artwork, illustrations, and craft projects.

Author: Heather Caunt-Nulton

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 1633222411

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 982

From wall art to jars and stationery, Mehndi for the Inspired Artist presents a step-by-step approach to creating a variety of mehndi patterns for artwork, illustrations, and craft projects.

Glamour Henna

This luxurious volume, packed with stunningly photographed designs, will be a fount of inspiration for henna clients, beauty professionals, makeup artists, and anyone interested in new wave Indian culture.

Author: Pavan Ahluwalia

Publisher: Graffito Books Limited

ISBN: 9781909051058

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 423

A gorgeous look at a leading henna artist who has revolutionized the art, mixing traditional inspiration with cutting edge style Henna and mehndi artist Pavan shares how she has radically reinvented the art, creating designs which mix the traditions of henna with contemporary show business, celebrity, and music. Using glitter, diamante bindis, and colored body paint as well as henna, she has in effect created a striking new art form much in demand on both sides of the pond, and with the likes of Lady Gaga and the Sugababes. This luxurious volume, packed with stunningly photographed designs, will be a fount of inspiration for henna clients, beauty professionals, makeup artists, and anyone interested in new wave Indian culture. Pavan describes her techniques and discusses the many sources, ancient and modern, which serve as her inspiration—for example she explains how she incorporates designs her grandmother taught her, or ideas derived from ancient saris, with elements of the latest music and fashion.

Mauritius

MEHENDI ( HENNA TATTOOING ) Alexandra Richards The art of mehendi , or
henna tattooing , has been practised for ... There is now a growing number of
skilled henna artists offering mehendi to tourists wanting to follow the trend set by
 ...

Author: Alexandra Richards

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841621517

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 620

Renowned as a "dream holiday" destination, the Mascarene Islands also offer outdoor exploring opportunities aplenty, such as cycling, mountain hiking, and canyoning. Local national parks boast some of the world's rarest birds, making this guide's up-to-date coverage on conservation an essential feature for naturalists. Watersports are at the top of many visitor's agendas, and the whole range of options are covered, from diving and snorkeling around coral reefs to deep-sea marlin fishing. Features include:

Inked Tattoos and Body Art around the World 2 volumes

Moroccan women will wear henna on many special occasions and will use it as
well during pregnancy and after childbirth to counteract evil spirits; if a Moroccan
woman was to die during childbirth, the henna on her body would allow her to ...

Author: Margo DeMello

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690761

Category: Social Science

Page: 809

View: 187

In recent decades, tattoos have gone from being a subculture curiosity in Western culture to mainstream and commonplace. This two-volume set provides broad coverage of tattooing and body art in the United States today as well as around the world and throughout human history. • Provides the most complete global overview of tattooing and body art as it exists today and throughout history, available in one resource • Addresses the major practices, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which tattooing has played a central role in social and cultural practices • Covers individuals who helped popularize tattooing, the major theoretical issues surrounding tattooing, the laws and customs regarding tattooing, the many ways in which tattooing has played a role in various marketing and advertising campaigns, and the social movements that have influenced or been affected by tattooing • Includes a comprehensive list of resources such as magazines, organizations, websites, and museums devoted to tattooing as well as a glossary and comprehensive bibliography

Bodylore

This chapter , based on my acquaintance with Zohra Kaddori , a henna artist (
nqasha ) in Beni Mellal , Morocco , ' will thread out several readings of the art and
ritual application of henna with the intention of establishing the symbolic depth ...

Author: Katharine Young

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870498909

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

View: 689

The term bodylore was coined for the American Folklore Society in 1989 to focus concerns with body language, costumes and accoutrements, movement, discourses, and representations, considering the human body as a cultural artifact rather than a natural object. Ten essays from various panels since then explore such topics as women in the American spa culture, body puns in Hamlet, quilts and women's bodies, and medical discourse. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Mehndi

The Timeless Art of Henna Painting Loretta Roome. this work professionally
would also be wise to ask (and test) whether the henna has been finely sifted.
You can immediately tell that a henna is unsifted if you see any twigs or large
particles ...

Author: Loretta Roome

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466867043

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 560

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.

Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists

Essaydi has adapted the art of Arabic calligraphy, but not in a traditional style that
has to conform to strict rules and traditional materials. She paints the script using
henna, combing two artistic traditions: the henna art normally practiced by ...

Author: Fayeq Oweis

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313337307

Category: Art

Page: 306

View: 292

Presents around one hundred Arab American artists, including painters, calligraphers, and filmmakers.

Body Marks

An ancient method of body painting is mehndi , or the art of applying henna , a
practice that continues around the world today . The earliest reference to the use
of henna is on a Syrian tablet dating from 2100 B . C . The tablet was inscribed ...

Author: Kathlyn Gay

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761323525

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 487

Discusses the history of various forms of body marking, current popularity of body piercing and tattoos, how and why these are done, and some things to think about before choosing to be pierced or tattooed.

Henna Sourcebook

The word for henna in Hindi is me/Jndi. But now that the art form is so popular,
many people use this term to refer to henna body art in general. Although henna
first came to the region through Muslim influences, the art was eagerly adopted
by ...

Author: Mary Packard

Publisher: Race Point Pub

ISBN: 1937994082

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 590

No one knows for sure when henna was first used for skin decorating, but traces of henna have been found on mummies in Egypt and on cave painting in India dating back thousands of years. While this tradition is still widely used in India, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, it is now gaining popularity throughout the Western world as well. Rooted in the belief that those whose skin is adorned with henna are blessed with good fortune, henna is often associated with rights of passage—coming of age, marriage, and childbirth. Holidays and festivals are times when women and girls decorate their hands and feet, and henna patterns are sometimes unique to these occasions. In some cultures, a bridegroom may be decorated the night before a wedding as well. It is increasingly common for henna parties to be held in the United States, sometimes at weddings, birthday parties, and baby showers—and sometimes just for fun. Henna patterns are seen adorning pop icons like Madonna, Demi Moore, and Prince, and henna artists are becoming an increasingly common sight at street fairs and shops as a temporary and painless alternative to tattoos. Design motifs are included from many different cultures, with background information provided about the symbolism of the designs and motifs.

The Royal Jewel Cinema

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi will be available Jun 22, 2021. Preorder your copy today!

Author: Alka Joshi

Publisher: Mira Books

ISBN: 9780778311454

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 200

The Royal Jewel Cinema by Alka Joshi will be available Jun 22, 2021. Preorder your copy today!

DIY Henna Tattoos

Time for a new tattoo? The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photo graphs in DIY Henna Tattoos make learning henna art simple and fun.

Author: Aroosa Shahid

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1612438237

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 278

Time for a new tattoo? The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photo graphs in DIY Henna Tattoos make learning henna art simple and fun. In no time, you will master the basic techniques and designs, including: • Flowers • Leaves • Swirls • Vines • Paisleys • Netting • Petals • Mandalas • Lines and dots Whether you want to sport something quick and simple or decorate a large area, you can easily choose how much of your skin to adorn with these stylish motifs. And because the tattoo is from henna, next month you get to try a new and different look!

The Mehndi Kit

Now readers can create their own dazzling mehndi designs with this kit which includes organic henna, 20 design transfers, and a 72-page illustrated book with complete instructions.

Author: Zaynab Mirza

Publisher: Contemporary Books

ISBN: 9780809228010

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 72

View: 924

Mehndi, the ancient art of body painting, is making its mark as beautiful, painless, temporary body art for the nineties. Now readers can create their own dazzling mehndi designs with this kit which includes organic henna, 20 design transfers, and a 72-page illustrated book with complete instructions.