Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Mehndi

Mehndi
direct .mov file
man oh man! am i tired. we just spent a little over 24 hours in Mumbai (aka bombay) one of the biggest cities in the world, bigger than NYC in terms of population density. my head is still spinning from all the activity and people and rickshaws and people and exhaust. thanks to parasher (who you see in this video) for showing us around and letting us stay at his flat. thank god we have friends here!!

About the video- this is called mehndi, which is an application of henna onto the skin for decoration. it's pretty wide spread in the US now, so i'm sure some of you have heard of it and/or even had it done. it's fun to watch and these women were super fast and skilled. i'm totally getting this done for my wedding (someday).



15 comments:

Carl Weaver said...

Wow - beautful art there! It's easy to get lost in this video, watching all the lines being put down by the artist.

raven said...

THank you for posting... I love your work... I'm jealous that you are in india... well, not really, I'm just stoked for you, and I've heard a lot about it... enjoy!

raven

Rachael G. said...

totally great...

I was really hoping to see those monkeys in the living room though!

Paris Marashi said...

this is beautiful! i love it!

Evan said...

That's awesome looking! I can imagine the smell of exhaust would be nauseating. Thanks for posting so frequently since you gotten to India!


Evan (http://e-vlog.blogspot.com)

irina slutsky said...

yay guys! i'm so happy yu are on such a cool trip im so sad you arent here for the vloggies but it's cool cuz i know you here in spirit lots of folks coming out so happy to see you in vlogness form bring back some henna we make a mess

Cuoredifango said...

that's great I want one on me, very nice editing

Verdi said...

Very very cool! I'm so glad you guys are having a great time.

missbhavens said...

Two words: Gor. Geous.

Anthony said...

That is really neat. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing so much. It is neat to see you guys in India. Very cool.

Henna Sooq said...

That was an amazing video !! WOW very nice. I am going to share this with the Henna Tribe at www.HennaTribe.com, you should all check it out there if you want mehndi for yourselves one day. I am a henna artist out in Montreal, Canada. Check me out at www.HennaSooq.com and www.HennaBlogSpot.com sometime !!

Again honestly the video is really touching and you will get a LOT of feedback.

Khadija

Serra said...

oh my god thanks for taping this!! amazing to watch. wow.

Anonymous said...

That was mesmerizing.

musafir said...

This is damm cool. I haven't seen a better video of Mehndi.

cheers


Pradeep

Hannah said...

HI
THANKS FOR THE MEHNDI INFO. I AM DOING A PROGECT ON IT I I REALLY WANT TO LEARN HOW TO DO IT. E MAIL ME @ punkchick0017@yahoo.com


I really want to know how to


Thanxs again