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"Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist - and confidante - to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own...Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation...
132 pages : Color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"The use of henna (or “mehndi”) is popular in India. Events such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and festivals offer opportunities to view the splendor of henna designs and experiment on oneself. In the US, henna is often discussed in comparison to US-style body tattoos, so I wanted to write this book as a guide for anyone interested in learning more about henna as a form of body art. This book provides a historical context to the traditional...