Hand Dye

May 20, 2012

Henna Hand Dye

This is what I did in Muara Bungo - Jambi. We called it "malam bainai" in Sumatra. Literally, it means "henna night". The night before wedding day, the bride's nails will be given henna, so that on the wedding day she has a beautiful red nails. 

Usually they use the henna only on their nails, but my cousin want it on both of her hands (just like the Indian bride), so as her wish, I draw her hands, both front and back sides. Too bad I didn't get a chance to take a picture of her palm hand in the morning.

Happy wedding day, my dear sister..!! :)

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