The ancient roots of henna can be traced back to ancient Egypt but henna is more known in popular culture as the exquisite patterns seen on the hands and feet of the bride in Indian weddings. Traditionally, it's believed that the darker the henna imprint on the palm, the happier the couple will be! In fact, in many of these weddings, there is a day dedicated just for imprinting the intricate designs on the bride's hand and feet. Apart from its traditional significance henna is also used to make temporary tattoos on different parts of the body.
This course starts with you choosing the pattern you would like on your hands. But before you actually go about designing on your hands, Kalpana will first have you practice on a piece of paper. Once she's confident you have a steady hand she will carefully guide you while you apply the henna on your hands. While you can afford to make mistakes, it has to be erased off immediately before it dries up. So remember that if you want to change your mind about any part of the design, you better do it quick!