Mehndi is considered to be very auspicious by Indian women and is adorned by all during the festive seasons. Women have a lot of fascinations regarding the designs of mehndi on their hands. Intricate work requires skill hands where as there are simple yet pretty designs which any woman can try themselves.
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Floral patterns are very popular with most of the mehndi designs. This design is very unique among many common mehndi designs found. The beautiful and comparatively larger flower sits pretty at the left corner of the hand just below the thumb. The petals are done up deeply adding to the uniqueness. There is a cute flower just diagonally opposite to it and is connected to the other flower by simple bead patterns. Each finger has a different design. The interesting part is that the designs get going more intricate as we move from the little finger to the index one while the thumb is left completely blank. The tips of the fingers are done traditionally by simple deep application. This design is very pretty and easy to make. Newcomers can definitely try this one.
This pretty design is also hassle free but looks very smart. The beautiful flower has been unusually placed at a right hand side corner instead of the centre. The flower has a simple yet elegant look since the centre is done traditionally while the outer petals are done with shades. The half done tilted design to the left upper corner of the flower adds to the beauty. The same design is again repeated at the right hand side corner of the flower at the bottom. The design inside the border has been done intricately. The wave pattern of the border gives a very artistic look. Together it resembles a peacock design. The fingers have been kept simple by putting drop like designs with the tip ending with a leaf pattern.
This design is an excellent piece of art which looks simple but requires great detailing to bring out the true beauty. The centre has been done with a simple flower pattern with basic layering. The arrangement of leaves surrounding the pattern is the most significant part of the design and absolutely steals the show. The design on the wrist gives a beautiful resemblance of a bracelet. The tips of the fingers have been done with layering up to the middle of the fingers and ended in inverted leaf patterns, done same as in the centre. The index finger stands out among the others with a simple yet beautifully layered flower at the bottom done up around the finger.
This is another unique design for a mehndi if you are looking for something totally different from others. A pair of flowers is there at the right hand side corner of the palm, which extends around the palm to the inner side. The sides of the flowers are done with extreme care so that they give the impression of a dense bush yet they do not seem clumsy. The thumb is left empty unusually. The alternate fingers show same pattern of designs but are located differently to give a beautiful arrangement. The ring like designs on the little finger and the middle finger are very simple with line borders and swirls in the middle. The same swirls are done on the index finger and the ring fingers too. The index finger ends in a replica of the floral pattern joined with the swirls on top by beautiful lines of beads while the ring finger is joined to the basic floral design at the right corner. The most delicate work of art lies in making the crossover of bead lines with care.
This mehndi design is an excellent work of art done with great detailing and requires an experienced artiste. The unusual part of this design is that a lot of portion on the palm is left blank while the designed portions are very intricately done. The centre comes with the unfolding of a peacock done beautifully with floral designs consisting of layers. Doing the design with continuity at the joint of the palm and arm is quite a difficult task, but if done, looks amazing. The floral pattern with unique shape of petals sitting pretty at the corner of the arm adds to the beauty. The tilted border below it gives the design a new geometry altogether. The beauty lies in detailing every pattern made. Diamond shapes at the tips of the fingers are the most unique features of this design.
If you look at this pattern from a distance you will notice a perfect alignment of each pattern along a single line tilted by a small angle starting from the tip of the index finger and ending at the arm. Floral patterns are the most abundant ones used in this design. Alternate prominent flower and shell designs along the tilted line are beautiful to look at. They end delicately with drop like designs. The other fingers are also done differently with small floral and shell designs at the tip and rest with small drops.
This is an aligned design focusing to the left of the palm. It requires a lot of concentration to work up this art as detailing is present at a high level in this particular design. If they are not done carefully, the design instead of looking elegant will end up looking clumsy. If you notice this work carefully, it has been cleverly done with use of high detailed flowers and shell patterns alternatively, one on the top of the other. The talent of the artiste is to follow this detail with care and bring out the beauty of the design yet not making it untidy. The small temples throughout the border complement the entire design. The lengths of the fingers are kept blank while the tips have S-like patterns with box layers.
This is a very smart design to wear for any kind of occasion and will surely turn heads wherever you go. It may seem to be the same repetition of the floral patterns as shown earlier but the unique design of petals is stunning. The main portion of the design here lies on the arm and not on the palms. The other fingers are left empty while the index finger gets highlighted. It starts with a sleek design of leaves twirled around a single branch. It then goes on extending to form bigger floral patterns. For a change of pattern, a peacock design may also be used at the joint of the palm and arm. The feathers of the peacock are done with leaf like pattern while the body is shaped from a shell. It goes on to a bigger flower whose petals have been beautifully done while playing with shades. So now you know floral patterns and peacock designs may be beautifully teamed up together.
This design separates two patterns, floral pattern and shell pattern to different areas on the palm. The shift of highlight from the index finger to the middle finger is a fresh change and looks unique. Half done shells with line like detailing inside their bodies start from the mid length of the middle finger and extend up to the joint of arms and the palm. The beauty of the work lies in keeping equal distances from one shell to the other for a symmetric pattern. The arm is again a work of art. The borders are done at first with simple lines. Then the inside is filled with layered floral designs which are individually simple but are half done so that they appear one on top of the other. It resembles the bracelets worn by women on their wrists. Once this design is made the replica of the same are made on the tip of the fingers. The inside is filled with concentric circles complemented by drops.
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Each and every design is a good work of art where creativity of oneself comes to view through their creations. Try these amazing, unique and smart designs next time there is a good occasion!