By: Kritika Bobal
Bhai Dooj is one of the most beautiful festivals which is celebrated in India. It shows the bond of love and protection between a brother and sister. It is celebrated after 2 days of Diwali and this year it is being celebrated on 6th November.
To make this festival even more special, girls apply mehndi or henna patterns on their hands for their brothers. It is also said that darker the mehndi shade on the backhand means longer life for the brother.
To make your occasion more special, we’ve compiled a list of various mehndi designs. Check out these 5 types of mehndi designs to try on Bhai Dooj.
- Indian Mehndi Design
From single trails on the back and front of the hands to complete coverage on both sides, Indian mehndi style has always had something special to offer for every age and occasion. Bridal mehndi in Indian mehndi style adorns the hands with palkis, bride-groom artwork, dholkis, Kalash, mandap, and other auspicious artwork portraying a marriage celebration.
- Arabic Mehndi Design
Another popular mehndi art form is distinguished by its distinctive design of strong lines and empty spaces. This style is said to have originated in the Gulf nations. The empty space in this form of mehndi is very important and draws attention to the nearby designs/patterns. Arabic mehndi is presently considered one of the most popular mehndi styles in the world.
- Moroccan Mehndi Design
Moroccan mehndi, which is popular among both genders, is recognized for its unisex designs and is also applied by men who are interested in henna tattoos. Geometric shapes and curves, traditional tribal designs, diamond shapes, and prominent dots characterize this mehndi style.
- Western/Contemporary Mehndi Design
The patterns in this style are mostly geometrical figures, swirls, funny patterns, and contemporary designs. The large gaps between motifs are usually given in such a way that the pattern seems like hand-worn jewelry.
- African Mehndi Design
Mehndi/Henna has been a part of West African culture for about a thousand years, which is really a lesser-known fact. African mehndi is mostly formed out of tribal motifs and patterns, yet it shares many similarities with Arabic mehndi in terms of gaps and bold boundaries.
Which design do you prefer?