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Mehndi Bag -- done (I think)

Finished up. I might do some designs on the lower gussets, but only after I get some new pens...




BEFORE!




AFTER!





By the way, as a final note, I was using references for mehndi designs that were labelled "Indian". As opposed to "Arabic", which were also really neat-looking, but in my estimation, probably harder for a beginner to try to do. I have to say that when I look at these designs, they still look more Mughal-Indian than Hindu-Indian to me, but I'm prepared to be wrong about that. The mehndi ("henna tattoo") folk art tradition goes back 5000 years, probably, so there's probably no style that hasn't been done, or can't be done.

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jenlev
Jul. 26th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
Yay! Nicely done, looking forward to seeing it 'live'. :::hugs:::
advection
Jul. 26th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
Really really gorgeous. I love what you put on the shoulder strap.
catspaw_sgjd
Jul. 26th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
Yupyupyup! This looks really cool, I like it very much :-)

I admire your patience in tackling anything so intricate! (And your skill of course, that goes without saying.) I particularly like the sort of paisley looking pattern in the fourth 'after' pic.
raqs
Jul. 26th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Just. So. Awesome.

One of a kind, man. One of a kind.
barkley
Jul. 27th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
That's awesome looking!
okojosan
Jul. 27th, 2008 07:46 am (UTC)
Very cool! I lurve it.
corilannam
Jul. 27th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
That's incredibly beautiful. I really admire your skill!
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