Mehndi offers an easy way out of the tattoo dilemma: If I get a tattoo today will I still love it in 20 years? On August 7, The Aga Khan Museum, just north of Toronto’s core, is offering a workshop to learn the historical roots of Mehndi, its Islamic variants and a guided opportunity to practice the art.
The art of painting designs on hands, feet and arms is 1000’s of years old. It is a tradition that has roots in the Middle East and South Asia and continues to be used to celebrate weddings, religious events and traditional ceremonies. Mehndi has also found its way into the wider world as an alternative to more permanent body decorating traditions such as tattooing and scarification. Mehndi designs typically last from a few days to several weeks leaving individuals free to display their latest passions or to uniquely celebrate any occasion.
Sunday, August 7, 10 am–3 pm, Cost: $50, $45 (friends), $40 (students and seniors)