Henna

Henna is a plant whose leaves have properties that allow them to easily stain skin, hair, nails, and other organic items. It has been used for centuries as a form of temporary body art in the desert areas of Africa, India, and the Middle East, and has recently gained popularity in Europe and the Americas.

Henna

Although it is likely that henna use started as a way to keep a desert dweller’s body temperature down, it has evolved into an incredibly intricate art form. Each culture it met with adapted their own methods for applying it, as well as different styles and usages.