Sunday, October 25, 2009

Linda had her hands full!

If you have read the previous blog entry "At the Wheel"..some of you may have wondered why there was no mention or photographs of Linda making pottery.....

She was certainly at the party......and she was unable to make pottery because she had her hands full.Along with the couple with the pottery wheel, our friend hired two gentlemen who are artists in their own right.....

Yes, after my turn at the potter's wheel, I caught up with Linda who was having the "art" of Mehndi applied to her hands.

As you may recall from an earlier blog entry of mine, Mehndi, is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration.....in Asia, this typically is done for the bride and her wedding party.......or it is applied at festival time as well.This is not the first time that Linda has had Mehndi.....but it was the first time she had it applied to her hands and arms.....the first time was just above her ankle....

So, as you can see from the pictures of Linda's hands, there was no way for her to wrap her hands around some wet clay and create a masterpiece of her own.The gentlemen who apply the Mehndi are truly talented and are extremely quick......it is amazing to see them at work and how quickly they create the patterns.

I urged Linda to purchase the material and begin practicing.....so when we return to the States in December, she can apply Mehndi to some of the girls in our family at Christmas time......we shall see!Enjoy the photo's!

2 comments:

Naomi said...

I happen to be addicted to mehendi! Love the photos and love the intricacy on Linda's hands!

being bindas said...

Hi, The headless statue that u found on your trip to India is a statue of a God or a Goddesses worshiped in India.