Pakistani mehndi designs are applied on the hands and feet by women on their wedding or during the festival of Eid. Pakistani mehndi is better known as Henna. Mehndi designs last for about three to four weeks and the color of the design ranges from a very dark red hue to a deep brown hue. The richness of the color mostly depends on how long you keep the henna on your skin. Mehndi artists recommend the use of lemon or oil on the henna in order to deepen its color and also make it stay longer.
Pakistani mehndi designs are intricate patterns that are created on the hand and feet with henna. Creating Pakistani mehndi designs are meant to beautify the hands and feet. They are most widely used when a women is being married. The wedding ceremony is a special occasion and the ‘Mehndi’ ceremony is a part of it. During the mehndi ceremony henna is applied by the bride and all the other female members of the family. The Mehndi ceremony spreads over two days mostly. On the first day the groom applies mehndi, though this is just symbolic. And on the second day the bride applies mehndi for decorating her palms and feet with intricate Pakistani mehndi design patterns. Most brides prefer to apply the mehndi right up to her arm and on the feet right up to her calf muscles. During the ‘Mehndi’ ceremony the family members and friends have a good time singing songs, dancing and cracking jokes.
Pakistani women are mostly conservative when it comes to beautifying themselves or looking attractive. Their attempt to look attractive will result in them being perceived as vain and bring her negative attention from her male family members or even the religious heads. Mostly women are required to play second fiddle to men in Pakistan. However, the women are given a few liberties at times. She is allowed to make herself look beautiful and presentable only if it is for her husband.
Women apply beautiful Pakistani mehndi designs on their palms to look beautiful. Pakistani mehndi designs are known all over the world for their intricate patterns and fine design. They are similar to Indian mehndi patterns but have their own charm and appeal. Pakistan mehndi designs are usually very complicated patterns and the designs usually vary with the occasion on which it is applied and also the taste of the person who is applying it.
As Pakistani mehndi designs are very complicated they better be done by a professional mehndi artist. When selecting a mehndi artist keep in mind that the artist should have some years of experience and should also be creative. The process of application of the mehndi on the hands and feet may at sometimes take more than three hours. The time taken depends on the intricacy of the design. Once the design has been applied it needs to be kept on for some time so that the color darkens.
Pakistani mehndi designs are beautiful and in Pakistan brides believe that the darkness of the hue of their mehndi indicates how much their to-be-husband would love them.