The Indian subcontinent is famous the world over for its henna and mehandi designs. India possesses a rich legacy of Henna art.
The henna heritage has been a part of our culture since times immemorial. Professional mehandi artists in India have a wide variety and a wide range of mehandi designs to offer.
Mehandi art is in high demand for certain occasions in North India like teej, karvachauth, rakhi, eid etc and most importantly for bridal occasions whether it be for the bride to be or for the relatives.The prevalent variety of mehandi designs in demand are categorized as
Traditional Indian Mehandi Designs
The typical Indian designs are filled up with miniature peacocks, several temple architecture designs like elephants and horses, some mythological characters or bridal motifs kept in the center and plenty of curves and curls which fill up every little space. These designs look totally stacked and filled up with every little nook and corner taken care of very minutely.
Arabic Mehandi Designs
Arabic mehandi designs are the most in demand and aren’t miniature styles. Arabic designs are bolder and more prominent; these designs consist of huge vines and florals with thicker borderlines. These might extend diagonally over the front or the back of the palm or be filled out over the palms and hands but consist of open and wider spaces within the prominent designs.
Pakistani Mehandi Designs
Pakistani mehandi designs are distinct designs belonging to the northwestern part of the subcontinent and these designs are in high demand amongst Indian customers because of the combination of geometrical patterns and the floral, paisley or parsi work strung together on one canvas. These designs might or might not be stacked up designs but the geometrical shapes usually serve as the center point for these around which the rest of the intricacies are drawn.
Morrocan And Mughal Designs
These are two of the most ancient forms of designs available from two distinct parts of the world. The Moroccan designs are solely based upon geometry and some traditional art. These are light and lacy designs for the ones who don’t prefer large, heavy and time consuming designs.
Whereas the mughal designs are the oldest and the most ancient designs coming down from a bygone era. These designs have become household designs over the centuries and are are quite common. Specially the checkered boxes drawn inside curved leaf like structures.
Glitter And Sticker Studded Mehandi Designs
These designs have become quite trendy these days and are mostly chosen for major functions like weddings and other important festivals. In this the designs get filled up with special coloured glitter pens or get decorated with some stickered stones which enhance the beauty of these and make them look more gorgeous.
The trend for Henna Tattoos has been booming. Some women prefer getting tattooed in henna on the arms, back or the feet where henna is used in miniature, delicate designs or bold prominent ones and decorated in the form of certain rigid or abstract shapes according to the choice of the client. These are little symbolical pieces of designs and don’t occupy large spaces.
Other Prevalent Designs
Other than these well known designs henna can be applied for every occasion with or without a professional’s help in other creative designs according to one’s imagination.
There is also a hype for the storytelling style of henna art especially in the bridal mehandi designs which extend over larger areas and are filled up with a lot of motifs and minute intricacies, mythological characters, gods, demigods, bride and groom pictures or bridal symbols. Bridal designs can comprise of all the above mentioned styles.