Monday, April 27, 2009

Street Scene's.....Mehendi

Mehendi is the practice of painting the hands and feet of the bride as part of the wedding ceremony.

This ancient art form is still alive and well and flourishes where any talented entrepreneur sets up his shop.......

Linda and I had just finished dinner and as we were making our way back to our car, we stumbled upon these two artist and their customer busy at work creating this work of art on the sidewalk.

It was amazing just watching them work. I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler......God just did not bless me with the artistic talent that he has given to others.

I politely asked the young woman if I could take her picture and she obviously obliged.

Linda has expressed a desire to have this done one day.......perhaps when Parker gets here!

I will be sure to take some pictures of her when this happens.

I a not sure what the cost is to have this done.......but it is certainly an art form unique to South Asia.....and not something one sees taking place on the sidewalk in any city in the US.



Joe and Kristina said...

It was great meeting you both last night! And we love your blog! Glad to see you adjusting so well and we wish you all the best for the rest of your time here.

Please stay in touch.

-Kristina and Joe

Lloyd said...

Joe and Kristina.......I am convinced that meeting you last night was not a coincidence.......Linda and I have long been fans.....I am sure our paths will cross again.

Lloyd and Linda