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Lesson Plans


Fw: Mendhi

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Linda Kelty (lckelty)
Mon, 12 Jul 1999 08:29:18 -0400


Mehndi is a personal art form from India. I is a temporary tattoo process
involving Henna dyes to create elaborate designs on skin, commonly used on
the hands or feet. I have a kit that I got for the fun home summer use. It
gives no information about the cultural or religious experience. The kit
came with 2 self adhesive stencils, very elaborate, a jar of henna powder
and a squeeze bottle for drawing your own designs. There's no address for
ordering, but I found it in a boutique type shop for about $8.00.
If I were to do it with a class, I would use reddish brown tempera, which
stains, apply it thickly like the henna paste, then flake it off and wash it
afterward. Linda K.
-----Original Message-----
From: Sages7 <Sages7>
To: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Saturday, July 10, 1999 5:09 PM
Subject: Mendhi

>I have been wanting to do a lesson about Mendhi with my elementary
students.
>A friend of mine gave me the idea to do hands in clay and have the students
>carve Mendhi designs into the clay. I think this is really great. I am
>looking for more information about Mendhi so that I can discuss with my
>students the culture and tradition that it comes from. Anyone out there
know
>anything that might help me out. Any suggestions?
>
>Thanks,
>Heather in GA :)
>