Traditional or classic Mehndi designs are the finest way to collect the inspirations from others. These designs are popular in India, Pakistan and other Asian countries. Mehndi art is a must for college functions, religious festivals and wedding ceremonies. It is very easy to make a mehndi design by following certain classic norms of mehndi.
Traditional Indian designs are of representations of the sun on the palm, which generally includes flowers leafs or a circular motif. Mehndi or Henna is a paste that is bought in a cone shaped tube and is made into designs for men and women. These cones can be prepared at home by simply making a paste of grounded dry henna along with water.
Bracelet style Mehendi Design
A simple beautiful bracelet can emphasize on how pretty your hands look. Moreover, if you are drawing Mehendi on your hand all by yourself then nothing can be too easy as well as too sweet than a bracelet which is more like a heavy one. Draw finger rings, circular style ornament for the middle and strings of round patterns for the wrist.
Lotus and Diamonds
The duo of lotus and diamonds all over your hand is definitely thoughtful and relatively easy to draw especially when you are doing it all by yourself. The design is nothing that requires too much of drawing even when you are using the other hand which is not familiar to use stencils/tools for drawing. All you have to draw is patterns of diamonds with dots and some lotus flowers on the palm.
Churidar Mehendi Design
This Mehendi Design is as simple to draw as it looks in the picture. For drawing this type of a Mehendi design one can take inspiration from the patterns drawn in a Churidar. As this Mehendi design makes your hand look as if you are wearing some designer Churidar. No wonder this Mehendi design is very alluring and attractive.
Chura/Bangle style Mehendi Design
Back hand Mehendi designs are so famous because they give a basic look and don’t go overboard. Compliment the back of your hand by drawing a chura or bangle that has long diamond pattern between thick borders on the wrist with a flower on the end and on the top. Choose the same pattern for the fingers, these are easy to draw and are not even time consuming.
Peacocks and Lace Patterns
Drawing a peacock is so easy and moreover it gives an ethereal look as a Mehendi design. To make sure you don’t put in too much effort and time, get your hand draped in this design where in all you have to draw are peacocks on above the other, while the other space in the hand can be used to draw some pattern of Lace that are pretty and simple.
Royalty and Love
This Mehendi design has got its name because of the Mughlai prominence since everybody in the Mughal emperor applied such designs and it resembled nothing but love and royalty. It is easy to draw this design and fill it with sketch type drawings.
15 Simple classic mehndi designs
This is a simple easy to make, yet elegant design that is absolutely perfect foe college functions and casual gatherings. This is a simple floral pattern which one can easily draw with little practice with the cone.Exquisite motif pattern with the combination of two leaves and one dot is used to adorn the tips of fingers.
This is a simple mehndi design for beginners to try. It is a fantastic Arabic mehndi design with the classic floral pattern.The petal are filled with thin lines, while the central rounds of the flowers are fully filled with mehndi.The design has covered only the index and mid fingers. The design follows the specific characteristic of traditional Arabic style in which all flowers are made of some thickness and consistency.
This is another simple pattern using just leaves and motifs to cover the whole palm. The tiny leaves pattern on the fingers looks nice and is simple to make.
There is no intricate pattern on this cute design for the back of the hand. It is easy to make and is ideal for college girls and elderly women. There are just three flowers adorned with leaves and offshoots.
This is another simple mehndi design which any beginner can try. It is classic pattern with a large beautiful flower drawn on the palm. Five different patterns are used to fill the empty areas between the floral leavesan offshoot of flower extends upwards to cover the index finger, while the remaining fingers are bare.
Here is a traditional mehndi design with two sides of a hand not fully filled bur works really well with very dense mehndi design till finger tips.
This is an easy design suitable for youngsters made with many simple leave and flowers design.
This is a classic traditional simple mehndi design that is easy to make. A big flower in the palm is finely detailed by shading or with minute motifs.
This is the most traditional flower used in mehndi designs. Lotus and mango leaves are very beautifully used to complete the whole design.
This simple sunflower design with dots and frills is a classic design which can be transformed into different styles—by putting then on the palm or on the back of the hand as shown here.
This is a perfect design for a beginner who is bad at drawing flowers and leaves. IN this zigzag pattern a chain life effect is created by joining circles. The zig zag pattern on the fingers is simple and compliments with the complete design. Only a few betel –nut leaves are use on the base of the palm.
Here is another simple Islamic mehndi design filling the whole palm –from fingers to the wrist. It is made straight lines, Kris crosses, boxes,semi-circular motifs and some dots.
This is the traditional peacock pattern made with bold outlines. It is made in the Pakistani style with open spaces and fingers left vacant.
This is a traditional paisley pattern of mehndi on the back of the hand. Paisley is a popular shape that frequently appears in trendy patterns, mehndi hand designs. It is a simple pattern for beginners. This design makes the hands look filled up and beautiful without any detail and intricate design.
This is a very simple design to make on the palm as well as on the back of the hand. The full hand is covered with simple diamonds that alternately filled with checks. The simple fan and scrolls on the fingers adds beauty to the mehndi design and the nails as well.
In India, the system of applying Mehndi to the arms, feet and palms of the hand has a rich historical significance. There is no traditional Indian festival or celebration is complete without mehndi. Diwali, Karva Chauth, Teej, Rakhi or the wedding festivities of Roka, Nikah, Sangeet, etc. are never complete if the hands of the bride and other female members are not adorned with mehndi.