Henn Culture And Religious Rituals

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Henna is a flowered plant that grows in hot climates of Africa, Australia, and south Asia. The leave of the plant is grounded down into a paste, this was originally used as a cooling paste on the hands and feet when in the hot desert. The more people used it the more they realized that the paste was dying their hands and someone started to use it to apply temporary designs to the skin. Before this henna was used to dye leather, wools and silk for clothing and hair.

Henna has been used by many cultures for weddings, rituals, and religious ceremonies. In many wedding ceremonies, the women's hands would be tattooed with henna this meant that they couldn’t do lots of housework until the tattoos had worn off so they could bond with their new husband,

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