The Henna Artist

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK "Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page."—Reese Witherspoon Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in ...

The Henna Artist

Author: Alka Joshi

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488055440

Page: 400

View: 879

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “Eloquent and moving…Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love.”—Publishers Weekly Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel. 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 and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow—a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does.

Mehndi for the Inspired Artist

From wall art to jars and stationery, Mehndi for the Inspired Artist presents a step-by-step approach to creating a variety of mehndi patterns for artwork, illustrations, and craft projects.

Mehndi for the Inspired Artist

Author: Heather Caunt-Nulton

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 1633222411

Page: 128

View: 357

From wall art to jars and stationery, Mehndi for the Inspired Artist presents a step-by-step approach to creating a variety of mehndi patterns for artwork, illustrations, and craft projects.

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

A NEW NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HENNA ARTIST, A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK "Captivated me from the first chapter to the last page." —Reese Witherspoon on The Henna Artist Featured in Good Morning America’s “27 Books for June" ...

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

Author: Alka Joshi

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0369701046

Page: 400

View: 961

A NEW NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HENNA ARTIST, A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK "Captivated me from the first chapter to the last page." —Reese Witherspoon on The Henna Artist In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi’s intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling. It’s the spring of 1969, and Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Malik has finished his private school education. At twenty, he has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaves to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema. Malik soon finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from Jaipur’s Royal Palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema’s balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. But Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew to keep his own counsel; it’s a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies.

Teach Yourself Henna Tattoo

Color your world with the fabulous art of henna tattoo with this book of patterns and instructions for the body and even home decor objects! Learn how to combine the 5 basic henna shapes into a variety of exotic mendhi designs.

Teach Yourself Henna Tattoo

Author: Brenda Abdoyan

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 1607654180

Page: 250

View: 617

Color your world with the fabulous art of henna tattoo with this book of patterns and instructions for the body and even home decor objects! Learn how to combine the 5 basic henna shapes into a variety of exotic mendhi designs.

The Henna Wars

"Impossible to put down.

The Henna Wars

Author: Adiba Jaigirdar

Publisher: Page Street Kids

ISBN: 1624149693

Page: 400

View: 592

"Impossible to put down." - Kirkus, starred review Nishat doesn’t want to lose her family, but she also doesn’t want to hide who she is, and it only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life. Flávia is beautiful and charismatic, and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flávia and Nishat decide to showcase their talent as henna artists. In a fight to prove who is the best, their lives become more tangled—but Nishat can’t quite get rid of her crush, especially since Flávia seems to like her back. As the competition heats up, Nishat has a decision to make: stay in the closet for her family, or put aside her differences with Flávia and give their relationship a chance.

Mehndi

Introduces the art of henna body painting, with instructions on how to make a mendhi paste, how to apply designs, and information on equipment needed and the history of the plant's usage

Mehndi

Author: Carine Fabius

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN:

Page: 112

View: 377

Introduces the art of henna body painting, with instructions on how to make a mendhi paste, how to apply designs, and information on equipment needed and the history of the plant's usage

Book Club Box Set

Featuring two REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE book club picks, this exclusive collection includes compelling debut novels that will stay with you long after the last page.

Book Club Box Set

Author: Alka Joshi

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0369702921

Page: 400

View: 588

Featuring two REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE book club picks, this exclusive collection includes compelling debut novels that will stay with you long after the last page. The Henna Artist Escaping from an abusive arranged marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way from her 1950s rural village to the vibrant pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the henna artist—and confidante—most in demand to the wealthy women of the upper class. Trusted with their secrets, she can never reveal her own… The Cactus For Susan Green, messy emotions don’t fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is realized: she is losing control. As her dismantled world falls further into a tailspin, Susan might have a chance at finding real love and learning to love herself, if only she can figure out how to let go.

The Art of Henna

A lushly illustrated book with complete instructions and history and culture of henna tattoos

The Art of Henna

Author: Pamela Nichols

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780890879429

Page: 128

View: 253

A lushly illustrated book with complete instructions and history and culture of henna tattoos

Mehndi

Mehndi, the ancient art of painting on the skin with henna, beautifies the body, rejuvenates the spirit, and celebrates the joys of creativity and self-expression.

Mehndi

Author: Loretta Roome

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466867043

Page: 176

View: 304

Mehndi, the ancient art of painting on the skin with henna, beautifies the body, rejuvenates the spirit, and celebrates the joys of creativity and self-expression. More than just a temporary tattoo, mehndi offers us a way to participate in a centuries-old tradition still practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East. In this stunning and authoritative book, Loretta Roome traces the origins and meanings of traditional designs, demonstrates how to create them on the skin, and reveals the recipes, tools, and techniques needed to paint designs that range from simple to complex. The result of years of research and the author's experience as one of the nation's foremost mehndi artists, Roome's book offers practical information, creative inspiration, and many suggestions for enhancing the playful, intimate, sensual, erotic, and spiritual aspects of the ancient and amazing art of mehndi.

DIY Henna Tattoos

The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photo graphs in DIY Henna Tattoos make learning henna art simple and fun.

DIY Henna Tattoos

Author: Aroosa Shahid

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781612438009

Page: 128

View: 706

Teach Yourself How to Create Unique, Modern Henna Designs Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions paired with gorgeous photographs make learning henna art simple and fun! Starting with the basics and working towards more complicated patterns, you'll discover how easy it is to adorn your body with stylish temporary tattoos. And because the tattoo is from henna, next month you get to try a new different look! Practice basic flowers, leaves, netting, and paisleys and then combine them into gorgeous designs for the hands, feet, legs, and arms. Plus, you can use your new henna skills on more than skin! This book will go beyond the body to teach you other fun projects like DIY phone cases and candles.

The Royal Jewel Cinema

" --Reese Witherspoon on The Henna Artist In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi's intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her prot g , Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, ...

The Royal Jewel Cinema

Author: Alka Joshi

Publisher: Mira Books

ISBN: 9780778331858

Page: 384

View: 595

A NEW NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HENNA ARTIST, A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK "Captivated me from the first chapter to the last page." --Reese Witherspoon on The Henna Artist In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi's intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling. It's the spring of 1969, and Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Malik has finished his private school education. At twenty, he has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaveS to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema. Malik soon finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from Jaipur's Royal Palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema's balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. But Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew to keep his own counsel; it's a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies.

The Art of African Fashion

SALAH M. HASSAN THE ART OF AFRICAN FASHION SETONA : THE NATIVE
HENNA ARTIST IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT Setona , a henna artist from Sudan , is
probably the best - known and most internationally marketed henna artist .

The Art of African Fashion

Author: Els van der Plas

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN:

Page: 271

View: 264

Illustrated throughout with sumptuous colour and black & white photographs, this book covers contemporary African fashion in its widest sense taking in clothing, textile, and hair design, body decoration, and the work of models.

Henna Please

This is a book about an ancient practice of decorating the body.

Henna  Please

Author: Sohnie Luckhardt

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728368960

Page: 46

View: 765

This is a book about an ancient practice of decorating the body. For centuries in cultures all around the world, applying artistic designs on the body has been a way to celebrate and honor special occasions in one’s life. Our book is about the origin and practice of mehndi. In the text, we discuss the preparation and application of henna paste, the medicinal and healing properties of the plant, and the differences in design styles around the world. We also discuss the use of henna in religious and ritualistic ceremonies, although today it can be appreciated and enjoyed just for fun. Our book is written for both primary (ages three to six) and elementary (ages seven to twelve) school children, though adults interested in the art of mehndi will enjoy it too. We hope this book will help you to know and appreciate the very special art of henna designs.

Daughters of Sparta

Perfect for readers of Circe and Ariadne, Daughters of Sparta is a vivid and illuminating retelling of the Siege of Troy that tells the story of mythology's most vilified women from their own mouths at long last.

Daughters of Sparta

Author: Claire Heywood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529333687

Page: 352

View: 974

Two sisters parted. Two women blamed. Two stories reclaimed. 'Required reading for fans of Circe . . . a remarkable, thrilling debut' - Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue For millennia, two women have been blamed for the fall of a mighty civilisation - but now it's time to hear their side of the story . . . As princesses of Sparta, Helen and Klytemnestra have known nothing but luxury and plenty. With their high birth and unrivalled beauty, they are the envy of all of Greece. Such privilege comes at a high price, though, and their destinies are not theirs to command. While still only girls they are separated and married off to legendary foreign kings Agamemnon and Menelaos, never to meet again. Their duty is now to give birth to the heirs society demands and be the meek, submissive queens their men expect. But when the weight of their husbands' neglect, cruelty and ambition becomes too heavy to bear, they must push against the constraints of their sex to carve new lives for themselves - and in doing so make waves that will ripple throughout the next three thousand years. Perfect for readers of Circe and Ariadne, Daughters of Sparta is a vivid and illuminating retelling of the Siege of Troy that tells the story of mythology's most vilified women from their own mouths at long last. Helen of Troy and her sister Klytemnestra are reimagined in this gorgeous retelling of the classic Greek myth - not as women defined by their husbands and lovers but as battle-weary survivors of a patriarchal society who take control of their own destiny. Absolutely riveting!' - Alka Joshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Henna Artist

Henna from Head to Toe

Now the wonders of henna are exciting healthful-living enthusiasts and trendsetters everywhere. In Henna from Head to Toe! you'll find step-by-step instructions for beauty and bodycare with this remarkable herb.

Henna from Head to Toe

Author: Norma Pasekoff Weinberg

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN:

Page: 75

View: 318

Discusses the history and health benefits of henna, shows its use in creating decorative body designs, and tells how henna can improve the appearance of one's hair

Saudi Customs and Etiquette

After letting the mixture settle for at least one hour but no more than 24 hours , the
henna artist paints the moist henna onto the skin in floral or geometric designs
with a pointed object , usually a toothpick or needle , or a device like a pastry ...

Saudi Customs and Etiquette

Author: Kathy Cuddihy

Publisher: Stacey International Publishers

ISBN:

Page: 135

View: 784

This handbook covers everything a visitor in Saudi may need in order to survive and impress in social situations. From explanations of gift-giving conventions, to a layout of the lunar-governed Muslim calendar, the reader is expertly guided through the conventions and intricacies of life in Saudi. Including a glossary of terms, Saudi Customs and Etiquette is sure to delight and inform the reader. A selection of Arabic proverbs, blessings, expressions and sayings is interspersed between facts about the legal framework of Islam, advice on business conventions and attitudes in Saudi, and explanations of procedures for customary Saudi marriages. Specifically designed for those visiting the region on pleasure or business, Saudi Customs and Etiquette will also appeal to anyone interested in this culture, its people and their customs.

The Pink Mutiny

The book is a perfect blend of character-driven and plot-driven. The characters are richly developed. ' Goodreads reviewer. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'The book is a real page turner. I finished the book in just one day.

The Pink Mutiny

Author: A E Spencer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780645117110

Page: 304

View: 222

When Amelia's psycho army-officer husband shatters her dream life of 'Liberated Woman' and she screams "Me too"-her voice sinks in the commotion of the historical Sepoy Mutiny of the British-India in the year 1857. Forced to run for her life, Amelia descends on Lucknow's streets and intends to navigate her way to London through Calcutta port. But the Civil War and her white skin create too many impediments for her. When she stumbles upon a secret that could result in genocide of thousands of English women and children in the well-known British fort, The Residency of Lucknow, she realises to her horror the woman who is carrying the information is also her ally, Sehnaz. She is helping Amelia's escape in her ferry in the river Gomti... Treading the precarious path between two rival forces; British rulers and Indian rebels, she discovers a section of Indian women are already enjoying the liberty she has envisioned, one amongst whom has been her ally before they have parted ways. Graphic and fascinating in portraying two women's journey for fulfilment daring to tread into unconventional, The Pink Mutiny opens up doors of a world that was once lush, sensual and brutal. Please do not purchase if strong language and/or sex scenes offend you.

Songbirds

What they uncover will change them all. Praise for Christy Lefteri: 'This thought-provoking novel of love loss and redemption is thoroughly sublime.' Caroline Montague 'Lefteri is an astonishing weaver of stories.

Songbirds

Author: Christy Lefteri

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 1786580837

Page: 400

View: 882

The heartbreaking follow-up to the million copy bestseller, The Beekeeper of Aleppo 'I've never read anything quite like Songbirds - a beautifully crafted novel that sits at the intersection of race and class' Jodi Picoult She walks unseen through our world. Cares for our children, cleans our homes. Her voice unheard. She has a story to tell. Will you listen? Nisha has crossed oceans to give her child a future. By day she cares for Petra's daughter; at night she mothers her own little girl by the light of a phone. Nisha's lover, Yiannis, is a poacher, hunting the tiny songbirds on their way to Africa each winter. His dreams of a new life, and of marrying Nisha, are shattered when she vanishes. No one cares about the disappearance of a domestic worker, except Petra and Yiannis. As they set out to search for her, they realise how little they know about Nisha. What they uncover will change them all. Set in her native Cyprus, Christy Lefteri has crafted a powerful, redemptive story of loss, of the triumph of the human spirit, and of the enduring love of a mother for her child. - - - - - - - - - 'Christy Lefteri's painfully beautiful story about a voiceless immigrant, Nisha, whose selfless courage touches the lives of those around her, moved me from the first page to the last. This thought-provoking novel of love loss and redemption is thoroughly sublime' Caroline Montague 'Christy Lefteri has crafted a beautiful novel, intelligent, thoughtful, and relevant. I'm recommending this book to everyone I care about' Benjamin Zephaniah on The Beekeeper of Aleppo 'The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a story of loss, love, resilience and hope. In the same school as The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Kite Runner, it's impossible not to be moved by Lefteri's plea for humanity and perhaps inspired too' Observer, on The Beekeeper of Aleppo 'Courageous, proactive, haunting' Heather Morris, on The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Henna Sourcebook

No one knows for sure when henna was first used for skin decorating, but traces of henna have been found on mummies in Egypt and on cave painting in India dating back thousands of years.

Henna Sourcebook

Author: Mary Packard

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

ISBN: 1610588312

Page: 224

View: 254

No one knows for sure when henna was first used for skin decorating, but traces of henna have been found on mummies in Egypt and on cave painting in India dating back thousands of years. While this tradition is still widely used in India, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, it is now gaining popularity throughout the Western world as well. Rooted in the belief that those whose skin is adorned with henna are blessed with good fortune, henna is often associated with rights of passage—coming of age, marriage, and childbirth. Holidays and festivals are times when women and girls decorate their hands and feet, and henna patterns are sometimes unique to these occasions. In some cultures, a bridegroom may be decorated the night before a wedding as well. It is increasingly common for henna parties to be held in the United States, sometimes at weddings, birthday parties, and baby showers—and sometimes just for fun. Henna patterns are seen adorning pop icons like Madonna, Demi Moore, and Prince, and henna artists are becoming an increasingly common sight at street fairs and shops as a temporary and painless alternative to tattoos. Design motifs are included from many different cultures, with background information provided about the symbolism of the designs and motifs.