No Indian wedding is ever complete without the Mehendi. Whichever part of the country the bride may be from, her hands are adorned with the lovely red hue of the mehendi.
Naresh is Karnataka fastest Mehendi designer with a long list of success. He is in this profession from last 12 years. Though he has a reasonably good portfolio of mehendi designs, he likes spontaneously to create designs based on the occasion
Mehendi is associated to lots of things – a good dark design is a sign of good luck for the marital couple. It is common for the names of the bride and groom to be hidden in the mehendi design; and the wedding night cannot commence until the groom has found the names. Some examples of popular traditional images used in mehendi designs are the peacock, which is the national bird if India, the lotus flower, and an elephant with a raised trunk, which is a symbol of good luck.
Mehendi designs have traditionally fallen into four different styles. The Middle Eastern style is mostly made up of floral patterns similar to the Arabic textiles, paintings and carvings and do not usually follow a destinctive pattern. The North African style generally follows the shape of the hands and feet using geometrical floral patterns. The Indian and Pakistani designs encompass more than just the feet and hands and generally extend further up the appendages to give the illusion of gloves and stockings which are made up of lines, paisley patterns and teardrops. Lastly, the Indonesian and Southern Asian styles were a mix of Middle Eastern and Indian designs using blocks of color on the very tips of their toes and fingers. All of these styles remain popular today but have also been joined in popularity by celtic designs and chinese symbols. The point once again is to have fun with designs and experiment with them until you find something that you feel really passionate about.