We round up our 8 favourite mehendi designs to come out of Pakistan
Close your eyes and picture chaand raat. Can you smell it? The fragrant, piercing scent of poignant mehendi; the feeling of cold mehendi paste on warm skin; the bickering of all the cousins in the background, arguing over whose turn it is to get their hands decorated next?
Eid, for most, is synonymous with Mehendi. (Unless you’re one of those boring kill joys who think mehndi is smelly). But as the heat rises, so does the competition of having the most unique design to stand out.
Lo and behold! We give you all the henna inspiration you could ever need – just in time for Eid. Here’s our roundup of the 8 best mehendi designs by our favourite Pakistani artists!
Anything But Negative
This design champions negative space, making the central motif stand out. Make your mehendi ka rung the hero and colour your hands henna with these profound designs.
We get it; you want to be a part of the festivities and not be labelled a snob for not avoiding decking your hands in mehendi. You want something minimal but not too hidden. You lack the patience for the lengthy, messy drying process but want to make a statement nevertheless. Take inspiration from this: