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1. The application of henna paste in intricate designs to decorate the body, often for wedding celebrations and other festive occasions in South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.
2. Decoration on the body made by mehndi.

[Hindi meṃhdī and Urdu menhdī, henna; akin to late Sanskrit mendhī, mendhīkā, of unknown origin.]


1. (Art Terms) (esp in India) the practice of painting designs on the hands, feet, etc using henna
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (esp in India) the practice of painting designs on the hands, feet, etc using henna
[C20: from Hindi]


(ˈmɛn di)
1. the art or practice of painting elaborate patterns on the skin with henna.
2. a design or designs so made.
[1995–2000; < Hindi < Skt mendī the henna plant]
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But beware; pose for a photo or allow one of the women to start drawing a mendhi on your hand and you'll soon find the smiling local start demanding 100dh (pounds 7.
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Among the activities on offer to pupils were cookery lessons using recipes from across the globe, and the Indian art of Mendhi handpainting.
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It felt like I was getting married for real because the mendhi girl always goes to the bride's mother's house before the wedding," explains Shobna.
Other activities include Mendhi - Indian head massage.
A Mendhi Henna demonstration will take place in the center of the party.
Free and featuring Kathak dancing workshops and performances with Sonia Sabri Dance Company, Diwali themed storytelling with Peter Chand and nail art and mendhi artist.
HENNA painting, or mendhi, is now not only used for religious and ceremonial occasions but is seen as a way of decorating the body around the globe.
Handsworth Park at 11am for live music, Asian craft stalls and mendhi hand painting and a traditional Langar vegetarian feast.
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