Henna Hand Art

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Henna art sketched freeform on a woman’s hand is a popular custom in Saudi Arabia. Henna gel was squeezed out of a tube and drawn into delicate floral designs on the backhand and the fingers as a party favor during a wedding shower. The gel takes about 20 to 30 minutes before it is completely dry when it can be peeled off leaving the inked design which lasts about 2-3 weeks. While the henna gel is drying, the hand becomes freezing cold!

About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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2 Responses to Henna Hand Art

  1. Ahlam says:

    i luv my country saudi arabia it’s the best and i also love the U.S.A!!!!!!!!!

  2. Liss says:

    you are lucky you are not scarred and burned. Black henna is very toxic and can be very damaging to the skin! Always stick with natural brown henna that comes from the henna plant.

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