Karwa Chauth Mehndi designs are almost about intricate flowery patterns. Whether it is a handful mehndi or half-intricacy in the hands, it looks beautiful.
Henna designs done on the feet, involves painting beautiful and elaborate patterns with a dye made from crushed leaves of the henna plant. The Middle Eastern style consisted mostly of floral patterns inspired by Arabic carvings, paintings and textiles. This casual style did not usually follow a specific pattern. The North American style accentuated the shape of the feet using geometric floral patterns. The Indian and Pakistani designs are made up of intricate, repetitive paisley patterns, lines and teardrops.Some of the popular designs for feet include flowers, leafy tendrils, and abstract shapes. Applying henna designs on feet are a little more difficult, but can be created easily with a bit of concentration. Usually, the sides or bottoms of the feet, are decorated with blocks of color on the tips of toes.
The art form of henna or mehndi varies significantly from region to region. Varying designs have different meanings for members of each culture, such as good health, fertility, wisdom, protection and spiritual enlightenment. Various shades of Henna are procured by mixing its paste with the leaves and fruit of other plants, such as indigo, tea, coffee, cloves and lemon. When used in decorative body art, sugar and oil are also added to the mixture to strengthen the color and longevity of design.