Body, space, design, fragility, temporality, lightness, beauty, metamorphosis.
The body as a space. A space in which to give shape from what is already there, the body’s geometry and lines of force. A space to search for harmony and beauty.
The body as a white page to be written.
It was therefore applied to help people keep in touch with their spirituality.
Indian mehndi involves fine, thin lines for lacy, floral patterns with lines and dots; dense patterns covering entire hands, forearms, feet and shins.
African henna patterns, usually simple, bold, large geometric shapes and designs with abstract symbols.
Arabic henna designs are abstract and less dense with designs featuring graceful, usually large, Floral and vine patterns on the hands and feet.