mehndi


mehndi
   The traditional art of hand and foot painting in India, and parts of Africa and the Middle East, especially for weddings, festivals, and other celebrations. (Literally, mehndi is an Indian word meaning myrtle, a plant important to many Indian people, especially those of Rajasthan.) Among the most common motifs in the design of mehndi in India are: kairi (meaning mango) or paisley — portraying a slice of the fruit, rupee (the currency of India), peacock (the national bird of India), singhada (water chestnut), rice, lotus creeper, mehndi (myrtle) plant, sakarpara (a sweet Indian pastry), chopra (a board game), kumbh kalash (sacred urn), tulsi plants, bajot (ceremonial table for serving special meals), and bijani (fan). Also see body art, Hindu art, and tattoo.

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  • Mehndi — Mehndī Le mehndī (de l hindi ou de l ourdou मेहन्दी, mehndī ), désigne habituellement l art de l application du henné sur la peau. Mehndi ou tatouage au henné sur la main Le mehndi est une forme provisoire de tatouage, populairement utilisée dans …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mehndi — For other uses, see Mehndi (disambiguation). Mehndi applied on a palm …   Wikipedia

  • Mehndī — Le mehndī (de l hindi ou de l ourdou मेहन्दी, mehndī ), désigne habituellement l art de l application du henné sur la peau. Mehndi ou tatouage au henné sur la main Le mehndi est une forme provisoire de tatouage, populairement utilisée dans divers …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mehndi — Mit Henna bemalte Hand Mehndi auf Armen und Beinen, (Gujarat, Indien) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mehndi — Mehn|di das; [s], s <aus gleichbed. Hindi mehndi, eigtl. «Henna[strauch]»>: a) (ohne Plural) mit Hennafarbe u. feinem Pinsel aufgetragene Hautmalerei; b) einzelnes rostrotes, arabeskes Ornament des Mehndi (a) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • mehndi — /men dee/, n. 1. the art or practice of painting elaborate patterns on the skin with henna. 2. a design or designs so made. [ < Hindi < Skt mendi the henna plant] * * * mehndi /menˈdi/ noun The art, esp in India, of painting intricate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mehndi — …   Википедия

  • mehndi — /men dee/, n. 1. the art or practice of painting elaborate patterns on the skin with henna. 2. a design or designs so made. [ < Hindi < Skt mendi the henna plant] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mehndi — Mehn|di, das; [s], s [Hindi mendhī = Henna(strauch)]: a) <o. Pl.> (aus Indien stammende) mit Hennafarbe aufgetragene Hautmalerei: Im Gegensatz zur großen Schwester Tätowierung wird bei M. ... die Farbe nicht unter die Haut geritzt, sondern… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • mehndi — Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary henna, a red substance used to dye hair and to decorate women s hands and feet at weddings …   English dialects glossary


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