Family Drop In: Mendhi Patterns

Friday 11/04/14 00:00

Corinium Museum

Create your own mehndi design based on modern and traditional Hindu symbols.
Friday 11th April, 2.30 – 3.30pm Mehndi or Henna patterns are traditionally used in Hindu festivals and celebrations and can also be seen on the hands of Hindu gods such as Ganesha and Lakshmi. Originally, designs on the palm of the hands represented the sun and were mostly worn by women but mehndi patterns are now often seen on men too, particularly at weddings. Now that tattoos are popular, some people who are not Indian or Hindu like to have their hands painted with henna too. What design would you choose? Create your own mehndi design based on modern and traditional Hindu symbols. Inspired by Caroline Jariwala’s mosaic exhibition, come along and explore Indian culture and beautiful patterns through creating your very own paper Mendhi hands to take home. Suitable for age 3 and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact details: Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BX T: 01285 655611
http://www.coriniummuseum.org