Family Day

Mehndi: Designs of Beauty

Tara, late 9th century
India: Bihar, 801-900
37 x 18-3/4 x 8-1/2 in. (94 x 47.6 x 21.6 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation

Mehndi: Designs of Beauty

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Educator: Staff Educator
Type: Family Day

Decorative patterns and designs are easy to find in the Museum’s Southeast Asian and Indian collection. Mehndi is the Indian tradition of painting patterns on the feet and hands using pigment from the henna plant. Hunt for patterns in the gallery, and then create beautiful designs on a pair of paper hands.

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