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A twist from the ornate designs inspired by folklore and traditional motifs, the mehendi adorning the hands of new bride Richa Chaddha does take our attention. Not just unique for a wedding ceremony, it isn’t one that we get to see often around us even on other festive occasions.
These are one of the most oft-painted mehendi designs that never make us feel any less mesmerised. Old is gold, like they say. These designs celebrate the love for storytelling, which is deeply ingrained in our culture. Drawing from popular folklore and other traditional design ideas like flowers, foliage, peacock, elephants, etc.
Mandala has taken on the world of art like a storm. Having its roots in Vedic, Buddhist, and Jain traditions, there is thehrav and simplicity in its symmetry. And yet it is so grasping. You can take the opportunity of Karwa Chauth to honour the reviving art of mandala and see it come to fruition on your hands.
With captivating intricacy at its core, the elements of Arabic mehendi designs are distinctly different from those that bask in its Indianness. With floral designs and leaves making its presence felt, these motifs are seamlessly juxtaposed with subtle geometric patterns. All of these find their roots in Arabia that is deeply soaked in art since eternity.
When you don’t want something that’s ornate or simply don’t have the time for it, let a simple and clutter-free design come to your rescue. Who said all desi traditional designs have to be elaborate? Simply paint the palm or the back of your palm with a round or diagonal pattern and be ready to make heads turn. Because simplicity never goes out of fashion.
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