Henna at April Bend and Snap Market.

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a selection of some of the beautiful Henna designs by Kajal.

We are very excited to have the beautiful Henna artist Kajal at our upcoming Bend and Snap Market date  at 1000 £ Bend on Sunday 28th April 11:00pm to 4:00pm. We had a little chat with Kajal all things Henna…

My name is Kajal. I have done my bachelor in Clothing & Textile and  Art & Design is my passion. I have been doing Henna for seven to eight years.

Mehndi (which is called Henna in western culture) is a ceremonial art form which originated in ancient India and it is typically applied during special Hindu occasions like weddings and festivals like diwali, karva chauth.

In Hindu festivals, many women have Henna applied to their hands and feet. Henna was originally used as a form of decoration mainly for Hindu brides. In rural areas in India, women grind fresh henna leaves on grinding stones with added oil, which though not as refined as professionally prepared henna cones, brings much darker colors.

Henna paste is usually applied on the skin using a plastic cone or a paint brush. After about 15–20 minutes, the mud will dry and begin to crack, and during this time, a mixture of lemon juice and white sugar can be applied over the henna design to remoisten the henna mud so that the henna will stain darker. The painted area is kept for 3 to 6 hours, or sometimes overnight and then removed. When first removed, the henna design is pale to dark orange in colour and gradually darkens through oxidation, over the course of 24 to 72 hours. The final color is reddish brown and can last anywhere from one to three weeks depending on the quality and type of henna paste applied. Moisturizing with natural oils, such as olive, sesame seed, or coconut, will also help extend the lifetime of the stain.

Come to our market day and get covered in henna courtesy of Kajal and be sure to drape yourself with the delicate pieces by AGNES & I, sniff out the aromatic amazement by CANDLE AROMAS, cosy up with the creature comforts from THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, get dreamy with DREAMING CO, wonderful wares from EELAV MCBEE CRAFT, amazing jewellery by FLEUR DESIGNS, binge on the sweet treats from GINGER GOLD, statement pieces from JUX, get dandier than a dandelion with JACK’S CALLING, decorate cupcakes with sprinkles, sparkles, flowers and fancies with MISS ETIQUETTE, lather up amongst MY GOAT SOAP, fossick about the sustainable sweetness from NINE YAKS, soak up a dreamy daze with PIXIE DAYS, handmade furnishings PRECIOUS LITTLE SAKURA, run wild with RUN WILD HORSES, shine bright like a diamond with SEBO-HANDMADE JEWELLERY, search through the treasures from SEMICOLON, interactive doodling fun with THE SCRIBBLE PROJECT with THE SCRIBBLE PROJECT TATTOO PARLOUR and journey through time and space with WHERE ARE MY STARS? and other delish delights at our upcoming market date at 1000 £ Bend on Sunday 28th April 11:00pm to 4:00pm at 361 Little Lonsdale Street in the city. Insta lovers should follow us on Instagram @bendandsnapmarket . And any keen bean stall holders wanting to get amongst our beautiful bonanza of delights on Sunday 28th April apply here. Much fun to be had!!!

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