Mumbai womens wedding day

25 Nov

Sahiba’s Mehndi:

They started her henna around 10:30am and finished at 6pm. Traditionally, the bride gets a whole scene painted. On one arm the groom on the horse, on the other a scene with the bride.



Arabic design and traditional design.


2 hours to dry





Singing traditional songs and putting turmeric to “beautify the bride”


2 Responses to “Mumbai womens wedding day”

  1. Nadine Genesius November 25, 2011 at 12:40 PM #

    Happy Birthday!!!!
    Hen Henna party…..Wow, that is really an art!…..What do the guys do while the girls are playing with ink?
    Hope it comes off before you have to head back to work.
    Quite an ordeal to get there….Good thing you were able to reach Rampel to pick you up again.
    Love the cow pictures!!!

    • segenesius November 25, 2011 at 3:20 PM #

      While the women are getting Mehendi the guys are sitting around, drinking beers, eating, and then feeding the women! (more pictures to come on that later)! It’s supposed to last for about a week so we’ll see….

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