A Travellerspoint blog

Happy Henna Hands

sunny 80 °F

Khadija, our "house mom", adorns CCS volunteers in henna as a special treat. She is truly talented, as all of her henna designs are different from one another. These are done free form and as she creates beautiful and intricate designs.

IMG_4106.jpg

The use of henna for decoration in Morocco goes back to when the Berbers first migrated to the area. While tattoos are forbidden under Islam, Berbers have used the henna as a way to express aspects of their daily lives as well as a connection to nature. While they are aesthetically decorative, they are also representative of faith in the supernatural. They can be used for protection against the evil eye and evil spirits.
IMG_4109.jpg
IMG_4110.jpg

Khadija decorated my hand with a floral motif containing the image of a bird, which is representative of a messenger between heaven and earth.
IMG_4113.jpg

Posted by chasethis 06:43 Archived in Morocco Tagged health_and_medicine

Table of contents

Comments

Very beautiful, I love that!!

by King Gavin

They look gorgeous...will we still be able to see the design when you get home?

by Judi Gavin

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint