Sharing heritage through henna

Shikha Vij, a graduate student in kinesiology from India, creates a henna tattoo Monday during the International Cultural Bazaar at the Student Center Art Gallery. Vij said henna, which is called mehndi in India, is a ceremonial art form that temporarily stains the skin and is often applied to brides before a wedding. “I’ve always enjoyed getting mehndi designs, so what I’m doing today I learned by watching the artists,” she said. 

 Photo by: Tiffany Blanchette  | Daily Egyptian

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Senior at SIUC majoring in photojournalism and zoology. Can be easily reached at or 618-536-3311 ext. 254.

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