In Morocco, it is customary to apply henna on every festival. Even special henna parties are held here, in which women and girls participate. However, the reason behind this is not only its beautiful designs. Actually, there it is believed that there is baraka in mehndi.
What is baraka?
Baraka in mehndi means that by applying henna, evil spirits and powers can be kept away and saved from them. It is believed there that evil forces try to leave an impact on happy occasions like festivals and weddings, that is why henna is specially applied on these occasions.
There are many types of mehndi designs
Like Indian mehandi designs, Moroccan designs have also changed a lot with time. Many types of modern mix are seen in it. There are a few things, however, that make Moroccan henna designs stand out from the rest.
For example, in a mehndi design, an eye shape or a flower shape is first drawn on the hand and then the design is developed around this central pattern. On the other hand, the opposite pattern also follows. Means creating a design without any central pattern.
The most popular Moroccan mehndi design is Fashi. Geometric patterns are used in this. Along with this, a mix of floral patterns is also made by mixing them with fancy ones. It also looks very beautiful after applying it on the hands.