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Inspirational indian henna

Indian henna is a vegetal composite that sometimes is used as a decorational substance to draw intrincate patterns on skin or to dye hair. First time I met this was in a National Geographic article and got really shocked by the complexity and richness of the forms. Come inside, maybe you can find some inspiration here for your next design!


Love the embossed effect that some henna designs feature, like the one above.

Do you notice the tiny bits of color on the henna design above? beautiful

Feet are also nice for some henna.

It’s fascinating how crisp the henna designs are. Click on the images above to go to their respective Flickr page, each one has a lot of pictures featuring henna designs.

Got your attention? here’s a couple of resources to get you started. The first one, HennaDesigns.org provides a bunch of templates for your inspiration, both indian and arabic designs, as well as an introduction to the world of henna.

The guys at KeepDesigning.com offer a downloadable vectorial set of henna designs. Whether you want to add some of them to your designs or just be inspired by them, these vectors are definitely the right stuff.

Finally, lol, the idea of writing about this came up when I was doodling at my boys’ hands. It is not henna as you can see, it’s merely a pen, but the design is not worthy of henna neither 😛

Have you tried indian henna on yourself? got some pics to share? would be awesome if you could share some more indian henna designs images.

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