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> Dear Artsedneters,
> Since I have a steady hand, I've been asked to assist a parent in
> creating henna-designs on students' hands for an Indian Culture
> celebration. Although I have extended family from India,I am not
> personally of Indian descent, and only somewhat informed about Indian
> culture. I won't be in charge of this project, only helping out my parent
> volunteer. But I feel like I need some kind of background or knowledge.
> Can any of you give me the slightest information about this tradition? I
> understand that henna is a natural product kind of like tea, and that it is
> used to decorate the skin, particularly for certain festivals or
> ceremonies. After that, I'm culturally in the dark, and I want to know
> --Eric the art guy
> Westbrook Elementary, Glenview, IL
Fine Arts Dept.
Hong Kong International School