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The Henna Artist

Author : Alka Joshi
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A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “Eloquent and moving…Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love.”—Publishers Weekly Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel. Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist—and confidante—to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own… Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow—a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does.

Teach Yourself Henna Tattoo

Author : Brenda Abdoyan
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Color your world with the fabulous art of henna tattoo with this book of patterns and instructions for the body and even home decor objects! Learn how to combine the 5 basic henna shapes into a variety of exotic mendhi designs.

The Art of Henna

Author : Pamela Nichols
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A lushly illustrated book with complete instructions and history and culture of henna tattoos


Author : Carine Fabius
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Introduces the art of henna body painting, with instructions on how to make a mendhi paste, how to apply designs, and information on equipment needed and the history of the plant's usage

The Henna Wars

Author : Adiba Jaigirdar
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"Impossible to put down." - Kirkus, starred review Nishat doesn’t want to lose her family, but she also doesn’t want to hide who she is, and it only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life. Flávia is beautiful and charismatic, and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flávia and Nishat decide to showcase their talent as henna artists. In a fight to prove who is the best, their lives become more tangled—but Nishat can’t quite get rid of her crush, especially since Flávia seems to like her back. As the competition heats up, Nishat has a decision to make: stay in the closet for her family, or put aside her differences with Flávia and give their relationship a chance.

Book Club Box Set

Author : Alka Joshi
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Featuring two REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE book club picks, this exclusive collection includes compelling debut novels that will stay with you long after the last page. The Henna Artist Escaping from an abusive arranged marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way from her 1950s rural village to the vibrant pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the henna artist—and confidante—most in demand to the wealthy women of the upper class. Trusted with their secrets, she can never reveal her own… The Cactus For Susan Green, messy emotions don’t fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is realized: she is losing control. As her dismantled world falls further into a tailspin, Susan might have a chance at finding real love and learning to love herself, if only she can figure out how to let go.

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

Author : Alka Joshi
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A NEW NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HENNA ARTIST, A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK "Captivated me from the first chapter to the last page." —Reese Witherspoon on The Henna Artist In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi’s intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling. It’s the spring of 1969, and Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Malik has finished his private school education. At twenty, he has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaves to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema. Malik soon finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from Jaipur’s Royal Palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema’s balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. But Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew to keep his own counsel; it’s a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies.

Henna Please

Author : Sohnie Luckhardt
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This is a book about an ancient practice of decorating the body. For centuries in cultures all around the world, applying artistic designs on the body has been a way to celebrate and honor special occasions in one’s life. Our book is about the origin and practice of mehndi. In the text, we discuss the preparation and application of henna paste, the medicinal and healing properties of the plant, and the differences in design styles around the world. We also discuss the use of henna in religious and ritualistic ceremonies, although today it can be appreciated and enjoyed just for fun. Our book is written for both primary (ages three to six) and elementary (ages seven to twelve) school children, though adults interested in the art of mehndi will enjoy it too. We hope this book will help you to know and appreciate the very special art of henna designs.


Author : Loretta Roome
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Mehndi, the ancient art of painting on the skin with henna, beautifies the body, rejuvenates the spirit, and celebrates the joys of creativity and self-expression. More than just a temporary tattoo, mehndi offers us a way to participate in a centuries-old tradition still practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East. In this stunning and authoritative book, Loretta Roome traces the origins and meanings of traditional designs, demonstrates how to create them on the skin, and reveals the recipes, tools, and techniques needed to paint designs that range from simple to complex. The result of years of research and the author's experience as one of the nation's foremost mehndi artists, Roome's book offers practical information, creative inspiration, and many suggestions for enhancing the playful, intimate, sensual, erotic, and spiritual aspects of the ancient and amazing art of mehndi.

DIY Henna Tattoos

Author : Aroosa Shahid
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Teach Yourself How to Create Unique, Modern Henna Designs Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions paired with gorgeous photographs make learning henna art simple and fun! Starting with the basics and working towards more complicated patterns, you'll discover how easy it is to adorn your body with stylish temporary tattoos. And because the tattoo is from henna, next month you get to try a new different look! Practice basic flowers, leaves, netting, and paisleys and then combine them into gorgeous designs for the hands, feet, legs, and arms. Plus, you can use your new henna skills on more than skin! This book will go beyond the body to teach you other fun projects like DIY phone cases and candles.

Glamour Henna

Author : Pavan Ahluwalia
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A gorgeous look at a leading henna artist who has revolutionized the art, mixing traditional inspiration with cutting edge style Henna and mehndi artist Pavan shares how she has radically reinvented the art, creating designs which mix the traditions of henna with contemporary show business, celebrity, and music. Using glitter, diamante bindis, and colored body paint as well as henna, she has in effect created a striking new art form much in demand on both sides of the pond, and with the likes of Lady Gaga and the Sugababes. This luxurious volume, packed with stunningly photographed designs, will be a fount of inspiration for henna clients, beauty professionals, makeup artists, and anyone interested in new wave Indian culture. Pavan describes her techniques and discusses the many sources, ancient and modern, which serve as her inspiration—for example she explains how she incorporates designs her grandmother taught her, or ideas derived from ancient saris, with elements of the latest music and fashion.

Mehndi for the Inspired Artist

Author : Heather Caunt-Nulton
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Create modern and traditional mehndi designs and incorporate them into DIY art projects with Mehndi for the Inspired Artist. Your home will never be the same after you add the lovely flair of mehndi. Mehndi for the Inspired Artist is your one stop resource for creating mehndi designs. Whether you're familiar with the art form, or are coming to it with fresh eyes and eager anticipation, our four expert artists will give you the most rewarding experience possible. You'll be creating artwork on day one with this guide book's step-by-step approach of creating a variety of traditional and modern mehndi designs. You will then learn to incorporate these elegant mehndi designs into DIY art projects you can place around the house, and have the pride of knowing each one has a unique, personal flair. Customize candles and mason jars, jewelry and stationery, and anything else you can get your hands on. Mehndi for the Inspired Artist is sure to inspire endless DIY craft projects with contemporary mehndi patterns that will delight henna enthusiasts of all ages.

The Art of African Fashion

Author : Els van der Plas
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Illustrated throughout with sumptuous colour and black & white photographs, this book covers contemporary African fashion in its widest sense taking in clothing, textile, and hair design, body decoration, and the work of models.

Henna from Head to Toe

Author : Norma Pasekoff Weinberg
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Discusses the history and health benefits of henna, shows its use in creating decorative body designs, and tells how henna can improve the appearance of one's hair

Henna Tattoo Artist Sketchbook

Author : Majbarico Books
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This book is ideally created for sketching new henna tattoo designs (mehndi). It is also useful for recording all your designs for future reference. Each page spread contains two hand outlines to make it easy for you to quickly get those ideas down on paper. Product features: 8.5" x 11" 2 pages to record clients' names, contact details and tattoo designs 100 pages of hand outlines (dorsal view & palmar view) and design details (design style, date, and notes) Glossy cover finish

Henna Tattoo Sketchbook

Author : Remember This
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This Henna Tattoo Sketchbook is the perfect gift for those who love to design their own henna and Mehndi tattoos and Mandalas! Save your designs and sketches in this beautifully hand designed notebook! Great gift for budding henna artists and henna enthusiasts! This sketchbook contains 100 pages. Each page provides space to design/record the: Tattoo Placement Palette Design information Two spaces for details Notes EXTERIOR: Cover: High quality soft cover with a matte finish - easily wipes clean! Binding: Secure professional trade paperback binding, i.e. it's built to last; pages won't fall out after a few months of use. Dimensions: 6" x 9". SIMILAR PRODUCTS: Remember This publishes several Logs and Journals. To view them all, search 'Remember This' on Amazon. Thanks for looking!

Henna Sourcebook

Author : Mary Packard
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No one knows for sure when henna was first used for skin decorating, but traces of henna have been found on mummies in Egypt and on cave painting in India dating back thousands of years. While this tradition is still widely used in India, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, it is now gaining popularity throughout the Western world as well. Rooted in the belief that those whose skin is adorned with henna are blessed with good fortune, henna is often associated with rights of passage—coming of age, marriage, and childbirth. Holidays and festivals are times when women and girls decorate their hands and feet, and henna patterns are sometimes unique to these occasions. In some cultures, a bridegroom may be decorated the night before a wedding as well. It is increasingly common for henna parties to be held in the United States, sometimes at weddings, birthday parties, and baby showers—and sometimes just for fun. Henna patterns are seen adorning pop icons like Madonna, Demi Moore, and Prince, and henna artists are becoming an increasingly common sight at street fairs and shops as a temporary and painless alternative to tattoos. Design motifs are included from many different cultures, with background information provided about the symbolism of the designs and motifs.

Saudi Customs and Etiquette

Author : Kathy Cuddihy
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This handbook covers everything a visitor in Saudi may need in order to survive and impress in social situations. From explanations of gift-giving conventions, to a layout of the lunar-governed Muslim calendar, the reader is expertly guided through the conventions and intricacies of life in Saudi. Including a glossary of terms, Saudi Customs and Etiquette is sure to delight and inform the reader. A selection of Arabic proverbs, blessings, expressions and sayings is interspersed between facts about the legal framework of Islam, advice on business conventions and attitudes in Saudi, and explanations of procedures for customary Saudi marriages. Specifically designed for those visiting the region on pleasure or business, Saudi Customs and Etiquette will also appeal to anyone interested in this culture, its people and their customs.

Flame Tree Road

Author : Shona Patel
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1870s India. In a tiny village where society is ruled by a caste system and women are defined solely by marriage, young Biren Roy dreams of forging a new destiny. When his mother suffers the fate of widowhood--shunned by her loved ones and forced to live in solitary penance--Biren devotes his life to effecting change. Just when his vision for the future begins to look hopeless, he meets Maya, the independent-minded daughter of a local educator, and his soul is reignited.

Korea Now

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