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ERIC Number: EJ919072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Mastering Mehndi
Sturgell, Stacy
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v110 n8 p30-31 Apr 2011
Mehndi, a traditional art form that dates back to before the twelfth century A.D., are temporary works of art created by painting with henna plant extract. Henna stain found on the fingers and toes of mummified pharaohs has led some people to believe that mehndi can be traced back to ancient Egypt. Indian weddings are not complete without a mehndi ceremony where the bride's hands and feet are adorned with henna ink. In this article, the author describes how her fifth-grade students made mehndi art using a wet-on-dry watercolor technique.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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