Friday, August 18, 2006

Henna hands

These are all our hands and 1 foot that were painted with Henna, a traditional Zanzibari thing, although it's usually done for weddings. We certainly enjoyed getting off the street and sitting with a group of women chatting and painting. They're usually excluded from public life in that very Muslim area, so we enjoyed the opportunity to see them inside. My hands are on the left.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Very beautiful! I remember seeing that done on a few episodes of A Wedding Story years ago. What a neat tradition. I'm glad that you had the oppertunity to meet with those ladies and experience that.