A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK "Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page."—Reese Witherspoon Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in ...
Author: Alka Joshi
A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK "Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page."—Reese Witherspoon 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. “Eloquent and moving…Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love.”—Publishers Weekly Look for The Secret Keeper of Jaipur from New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi!
Making Mehndi Art with Easy-to-Follow Instructions, Patterns, ... The handcraft of a henna artist is unique and special based on the fact that no two henna ...
Author: Brenda Abdoyan
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
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.
Image 5.2 Indian bridal henna. Henna artist and photo Darcy Vasudev of Henna Lounge. The Beauty of Scarification and Tattooing.
Author: Stephen Davies
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Elaborating the history, variety, pervasiveness, and function of the adornments and ornaments with which we beautify ourselves, this book takes in human prehistory, ancient civilizations, hunter-foragers, and present-day industrial societies to tell a captivating story of hair, skin, and make-up practices across times and cultures. From the decline of the hat, the function of jewelry and popularity of tattooing to the wealth of grave goods found in the Upper Paleolithic burials and body painting of the Nuba, we see that there is no one who does not adorn themselves, their possessions, or their environment. But what messages do these adornments send? Drawing on aesthetics, evolutionary history, archaeology, ethology, anthropology, psychology, cultural history, and gender studies, Stephen Davies brings together African, Australian and North and South American indigenous cultures and unites them around the theme of adornment. He shows us that adorning is one of the few social behaviors that is close to being genuinely universal, more typical and extensive than the high-minded activities we prefer to think of as marking our species – religion, morality, and art. Each chapter shows how modes of decoration send vitally important signals about what we care about, our affiliations and backgrounds, our social status and values. In short, by using the theme of bodily adornment to unify a very diverse set of human practices, this book tells us about who we are.
The Henna artist spends hours with her client, drawing intricate designs in accordance with the wishes of her client. Designs range from flowers or ...
Author: Harvey Tripp
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Although Islamic teachings are conservative, the social climate in Bahrain is fairly liberalised. This temperate society has allowed room for business growth and trade. Discover the rich traditions of Bahraini attire and the significance of the ubiquitous mosques in this small desert shaikdom. In CultureShock! Bahrain, gain insights into business etiquette and glean tips on socialising and settling in—all vital to setting up home and working in this rapidly developing Middle Eastern society.
Andy and her cousins and friends, three dozen of them, sat around a suite in the hotel, laughing and talking, while three henna artists piped designs in ...
Author: Blair Babylon
Publisher: Malachite Publishing
Rock and roll bands are pits of self-destruction, drug abuse, and insanity. And then there are the bad ones. Killer Valentine breaks all the rules: that the back-up singer is supposed to sleep with the lead singer, that roadies and musos must hate each other, that the band is the most important thing in the world and everything else comes second, even sick kids, and that second-guitar players eventually wither away and die. But Killer Valentine is different. Very different. Read about: • Rhiannon, the sassy, curvy back-up singer who goes on to forge her own career, a female protagonist you’ll love! • Tryp, the drummer, who is falling into a well of despair, but a roadie with a small taste for pyromania fishes him out. This enemies to lovers story is one for the ages. • Cadell, lead guitar virtuoso, who is fighting his own addictions and his secret baby daughter’s fatal illness. His secret baby is a different take on the trope that will make you ugly cry. • Peyton, the hanger-on who should have been a concert pianist, after he ran away to follow the woman he loved but who didn’t love him, and finally gets his own HEA. This second chance lovers book is a hot and steamy romp through the life of a rock and roll star. They’re all rock stars in disguise, and they’re finally all in one book, just for you. Includes: What A Girl Wants (Rock Stars in Disguise: Rhiannon) Somebody to Love (Rock Stars in Disguise: Tryp) The Rock Star’s Secret Baby (Rock Stars in Disguise: Cadell) Santa, Baby (Rock Stars in Disguise: Peyton)
Henna artists apply temporary decorations made of henna paste on the hands, fingers, armsand feetof the bride and her guests. Henna patterns symbolize ...
Author: Maggie Daniels
Category: Business & Economics
Wedding Planning and Management: Consultancy for Diverse Clients, 2nd Edition provides students, consultants, vendors, scholars and engaged couples with a comprehensive introduction to the business of weddings. Looking through an event management lens, this is the only book to thoroughly explore the fundamentals of weddings, including historical and cultural foundations, practice, and the business of wedding planning in one volume. An emphasis on diversity, traditions from cultures around the globe are integrated throughout with over 80 international case studies that inspire and set standards for best practice. Since the first edition, there have been many changes in the business of weddings and this second edition has been updated in the following ways: Updated content to reflect recent issues and trends in areas such as family dynamics, media influences, impacts of technology, legislation and the global economy. Every chapter is updated with the most recent research, statistics, vendor information and consultant guidelines. New international case studies explore current research, cultural traditions, vendor relations and consulting best practice. New companion website for instructors that includes PowerPoint slides, case study solutions, additional discussion ideas and assignments. The book is illustrated in full color and contains over 150 images by top wedding photojournalist Rodney Bailey end-of-chapter checklists, practical scenarios and review questions to test readers' knowledge as they progress. Maggie Daniels and Carrie Loveless bring a combination of over 40 years of industry practice and teaching experience, and have written a book that is the ideal guide to successful wedding planning and management.
There is now a growing number of skilled henna artists offering mehendi to tourists wanting to follow the trend set by numerous celebrities , such as ...
Author: Alexandra Richards
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Renowned as a "dream holiday" destination, the Mascarene Islands also offer outdoor exploring opportunities aplenty, such as cycling, mountain hiking, and canyoning. Local national parks boast some of the world's rarest birds, making this guide's up-to-date coverage on conservation an essential feature for naturalists. Watersports are at the top of many visitor's agendas, and the whole range of options are covered, from diving and snorkeling around coral reefs to deep-sea marlin fishing. Features include:
The henna artist then paints the moist henna onto the skin in floral or geometric designs with a toothpick or needle or a device like a pastry cone .
Author: Kathy Cuddihy
Publisher: Stacey International
This handy book takes you through the A to Z of Saudi Arabia, from the abaya to Zabaydah road, encompassing everything from dust devils to Makkah and marriage. Did you know for example, that Eve is said to be buried in Jeddah? Do you have any idea how a camel stores its water? With over 500 entries, enhanced with colour photos throughout, this is an invaluable reference for anyone learning about the kingdom, its traditions, customs and people.
The Art of Henna People gather. They clap. A man sings. ... In the center of the party, a henna artist takes her place. Henna artists use the leaves of ...
Author: Georgia Beth
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Henna is more than an ancient art form. It is a symbol of hope. Explore the meaning of henna. Learn the basics, and then design your own henna patterns. Are you ready to get started? This full-color nonfiction reader will engage students in reading while introducing them to new vocabulary terms and concepts. Important text features include a glossary and a table of contents to develop students' comprehension and literacy skills. This book aligns with national and state standards and features exciting TIME For Kids content to keep grade 2 students engaged in learning.
Aroosa Shahid is a passionate henna artist who is also engaged in the social services and care industry. Her journey into the art of henna began at the age ...
Author: Aroosa Shahid
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Time for a new tattoo? The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photo graphs in DIY Henna Tattoos make learning henna art simple and fun. In no time, you will master the basic techniques and designs, including: • Flowers • Leaves • Swirls • Vines • Paisleys • Netting • Petals • Mandalas • Lines and dots Whether you want to sport something quick and simple or decorate a large area, you can easily choose how much of your skin to adorn with these stylish motifs. And because the tattoo is from henna, next month you get to try a new and different look!
I got a henna tattoo! I've always appreciated the intricate artwork of henna tattoo artists, so in order to appreciate my bald head I went and got one put ...
Author: Mitra Mostofi
Category: Family & Relationships
It is no coincidence that you have come to this page call it a page in your life, a chapter, an entire book. And that's what this is: an entire book narrating a journey through thought-provoking human emotions that make or break our lives. If you're ready for the truth then you're ready to practice living truthfully. If not, simply turn away and deny that this event ever happened. If you're still here, then perhaps you agree with me that events in our lives are "no coincidence," that they are lessons we can learn from...that our greatest sufferings can be our most profound courses in life.
Against her better judgment, Laurie allowed Jessica to drag her over to the henna artist, where she allowed her wrist to be decorated, and not just on the ...
Author: Hope Ramsay
Publisher: Hachette UK
For Professor Laurie Wilson, planning her wedding to longtime boyfriend Brandon Kopp has been a whirlwind. But somehow, between all the cake tastings and dress fittings, she never imagined being left at the altar. In the aftermath, she does what any sensible woman would - she swigs champagne and considers keying his car. Until someone knocks on her door with a much better idea for revenge. Best man Andrew Lyndon thinks Laurie's better off without Brandon. But Laurie's father - and Andrew's boss - isn't going to accept anything less than a reconciliation. And he's made it Andrew's problem to solve. So Andrew decides to make Brandon jealous by setting Laurie up on a string of "dates." After a couple of weeks, Brandon will be begging Laurie to take him back. But Andrew's plan works a little too well because suddenly he's the one falling for Laurie -- and planning a proposal of his own.
and 'domesticated' by henna, while the exterior aspect of the person—her clothes—is ... On the other hand, in her statement, the artist indicates that the ...
Author: Walid El Hamamsy
Category: Literary Criticism
This book explores the body and the production process of popular culture in, and on, the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey, and Iran in the first decade of the 21st century, and up to the current historical moment. Essays consider gender, racial, political, and cultural issues in film, cartoons, music, dance, photo-tattoos, graphic novels, fiction, and advertisements. Contributors to the volume span an array of specializations ranging across literary, postcolonial, gender, media, and Middle Eastern studies and contextualize their views within a larger historical and political moment, analyzing the emergence of a popular expression in the Middle East and North Africa region in recent years, and drawing conclusions pertaining to the direction of popular culture within a geopolitical context. The importance of this book lies in presenting a fresh perspective on popular culture, combining media that are not often combined and offering a topical examination of recent popular production, aiming to counter stereotypical representations of Islamophobia and otherness by bringing together the perspectives of scholars from different cultural backgrounds and disciplines. The collection shows that popular culture can effect changes and alter perceptions and stereotypes, constituting an area where people of different ethnicities, genders, and orientations can find common grounds for expression and connection.
The henna artist knelt upon a carpet of rose petals at Zuhura's feet, drawing the arabesques on her palms and soles that gave the party its name.
Author: Mojha Kahf
Publisher: Hachette UK
Syrian immigrant Khadra Shamy is growing up in a devout, tightly knit Muslim family in 1970s Indiana, at the crossroads of bad polyester and Islamic dress codes. Along with her brother Eyad and her African-American friends, Hakim and Hanifa, she bikes the Indianapolis streets exploring the fault-lines between "Muslim" and "American." When her picture-perfect marriage goes sour, Khadra flees to Syria and learns how to pray again. On returning to America she works in an eastern state -- taking care to stay away from Indiana, where the murder of her friend Tayiba's sister by Klan violence years before still haunts her. But when her job sends her to cover a national Islamic conference in Indianapolis, she's back on familiar ground: Attending a concert by her brother's interfaith band The Clash of Civilizations, dodging questions from the "aunties" and "uncles," and running into the recently divorced Hakim everywhere. Beautifully written and featuring an exuberant cast of characters, The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf charts the spiritual and social landscape of Muslims in middle America, from five daily prayers to the Indy 500 car race. It is a riveting debut from an important new voice.
“Is this why you ran off the other day when I showed you my henna tattoo? Because you were annoyed I had, what, borrowed from your culture?
Author: Adiba Jaigirdar
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Category: Young Adult Fiction
"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.
We'll apply henna together then finish the rest of the makeup and stuff. ... By the time Gauri came to clear it away, a group of henna artists had trooped ...
Author: Zoe M
Publisher: Notion Press
Shamsher Singh Rathore has it all. A job he loves and a life in which he lives every moment. Until an untimely call from home embroils him with a woman called Saaya, who proceeds to turn his orderly world upside down! The only interest Sayana Singh Rajput had in him was the prized Sheesh Haveli. She had never believed in love until destiny threw her this impossible challenge. What do you do when all that you believed in turns out to be a lie? Will Shamsher be able to save his world? Will Sayana believe in love, or will she ruin it all? What about Saaya? What happens when desire meets destiny? Set in idyllic Rajasthan, Call me Saaya is the story of two souls in pursuit for true love while destiny has other plans for them.