EARTH HENNA-Mehndi: The Art Of Henna Body Painting. The magical art of mehndi; or henna painting; has been practiced for centuries in India; Africa and the Middle East; and now it has finally arrived in the West. Packed with inspirational photographs of traditional and contemporary mehndi; this complete resource offers everything you need to create your own beautiful henna designs. This book contains dozens of practice exercises and sample illustrations; a foolproof recipe for mixing the henna paste; step-by-step instructions on how to apply your mehndi design; insider tips from professional mehndi artists and more. Author: Carine Fabius. Softcover; 112 pages. Published Year: 1998. ISBN 978-0-609-80319-6. Made in USA.