The wedding season is coming up, and what’s a wedding without some glamour and oomph? The mehendi ceremony is one of the most fun-filled and glamorous pre-wedding occasions in India which generally takes place a day or two prior to the wedding. It is considered to be one of the oldest wedding traditions.
This is another excellent option for an Indian art. The paisley print is a timeless classic. The curved motifs are done in many forms, like the popular mango design. The design has small and pretty paisleys on the fingertips and larger paisleys on the palm. The curvy tips add a smooth flow to the design while the intricate strokes emphasize the symmetry. When tiny paisleys are woven together to create a delicate design pattern, the result is a very alluring and looks amazing.
Circular motifs make for great henna art, as they are aesthetically very appealing. There is something about a neat circle that makes an impression, thus allowing the design to last in our minds even after the actual henna has faded away.
The Floral Pattern
Flowers are considered to be a neutral motif to wear as they are bound to match with any bridal attire. Flowers are universally regarded as the epitome of femininity. So is it any wonder then that floral designs rank as one of the most popular in the Punjabi design list? When the mehndi stains the skin with its deep orange-red colour, the flower seems to almost come alive in all its glory.
Lines And Patterns
You don’t need birds and flowers to create alluring designs; you can do that with the help of lines and patterns as well. When combined, lines and patterns come together to form an interesting design. Although there is no story or one particular motif that acts as the central part of the design, it is even then a very impressive and sought after way of covering your hand and feet with mehendi.
The Elephant Motif
The elephant-featured mehendi is one of the most favorite Indian bridal mehendi designs. The curvy and swirly patterns add a distinct flair to the design, keeping the feet decorated, but not to such an extent that the elephants go unnoticed. The elephant design is unique and different from common motifs such as peacocks and floral patterns.
Bride and Groom Design
This is a popular choice for Punjabi brides. The design tells a story depicting the bride and the groom. It symbolizes love and a forever-after joining of two souls in holy matrimony. This is an exceptional Indian art, that needs a very professional artist to make it perfect.
Glittery Mehendi Design
This relatively new pattern includes glitter and stones to create colourful henna art. The colours really stand out among the henna and make for an interesting look. While this is not a traditional design, more and more women are starting to experiment with this coloured design.
The Peacock Passion
The elegant and stunning peacock design is adopted everywhere in Indian bridal looks – starting from bindis to lehengas, and of course, henna designs!
A peacock design with elaborated feathers can be easily incorporated with other motifs and floral patterns. Moreover, the grace of the peacock’s long neck and beautiful feathers is surely unbeatable.
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