Henna Art With Local Henna Artist Hiral Shah

Saturday May 9, 2009: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Enjoy an afternoon of henna art when Hiral Shah discusses the history, traditions and current practices of henna body art. Henna, also know as mehndi in the Indian subcontinent, is made from the plant Lawsonia inermis. The leaves of the plant are dried and crushed into powder which is then mixed with water and essential oils to make a paste. This henna paste is used to draw intriguing design patterns on the skin. Hiral Shah is a henna artist with 7 years of experience. She is currently a student at the University of Michigan, an experienced pharmacy technician, and a proud owner of a local henna business – Hiral Henna.