The Hype For Arabic Mehandi
Wedding season brings with it a heavy demand for fresh, trendy and creative Mehandi designs. Most of the brides to be are on a lookout for designs portraying a combination of the modern inculcated with the traditional.
You might be one of those brides to be, totally clueless about which design template to go with or which design type to prefer. We are here to provide you with a little bit of guidance for helping you out.
Arabic Mehandi designs as the name suggests finds its origin in Western Asia in some of the Arabian countries and has become one of the most sought after design categories amongst bridal Mehandi designs.
We have seen that the Arabic designs are a little more loosely knit and well spaced with large and bold vines or florals decorated intricately and beautifully.
Here we have listed some varieties of the Arabic Mehandi category a little bit deviated from the Arabic Mehandi patterns we already know about.
1. Traditional Arabic Mehandi
This is one of the most common Arabic Mehandi Design. Traditional Arabic Mehandi includes some old school design elements like simple bold florals, checkers, curved boxes, vines and creepers boldly and neatly laid out in diagonal or spaced out open patterns.
The lines and patterns are drawn in thick, bold and well-marked lines but the designs remain minimalistic with just a few design sets, around three to four flowers, boxes or vines incorporated in the entire design.
The henna used for these designs should be of fine quality as the colour starch used in this is to be of a dark brown or burgundy brown shade and would not look good in lighter shades.
2. Shaded Arabic Mehandi
Some of the Arabic Mehandi Patterns are found in two different colour shades. A series of patterns are drawn in thin lines and kept for a little while.
After around five to ten minutes these lines are washed away and the designs are produced in an orange colour. Another round of patterns are drawn outlining the earlier drawn designs, to give it a lively and vibrant look. After the application of this second round, we can see two outlines, one in a comparatively lighter shade and the other in a deeper brown shade.
Both the light shade as well as the darker shade are beautifully synchronized and fit in quite beautifully within the well spaced out design.
In some of these Arabic Mehandi patterns, we also find other bright colours filled up inside the designs to highlight and make it look more decorative.
You can stick stones or use glitter decorations to make it look prettier.
3. Lacy Arabic Mehandi Designs
This is the most dainty and intricate category of Arabic Mehandi. These designs look like the fine lacework which we find attached to dresses. Some of these even resemble delicate chandeliers.
The speciality of these designs are that the entire web of dainty design is woven or drawn around a central geometric shape, it might be any shape ranging from hexagons to hearts and even stars.
We might also find plenty of miniature lacy Arabic designs strung to larger and bolder designs. Delicate connecting lines are significant patterns in the case of these designs.
Coloured glitter gel can be used to make these look more attractive.
4. Bride and Groom Arabic Mehandi
This is also commonly referred to as the raja, rani Mehandi design and can be incorporated in any design category. These designs get drawn around a central bride or groom figure.
On one of the palms a decked up bride is drawn and on the other palm, a groom is drawn. Around these figures, you might find little scaly circles or bold vines, creepers and Arabic florals.
The empty areas can be given a shaded effect. Some Mehandi artists inculcate some beautiful storytelling motifs around the raja and rani to highlight the bridal theme in a vivid manner.
There are people who prefer getting their own images drawn in place of the raja and rani faces. Thus the further decorative intricacies can be added according to personal preferences.
Some elements of Mughal or traditional Indian Mehandi can also be included along with the Arabic curves and curls.