Pakistan Cultural Night Paints Henna at U.S. Campus

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The evening’s most popular attraction was one that nearly every woman, and even some men, lined up and waited the better part of an hour to participate in. The henna demonstration booth, set up in the ballroom’s northwest corner, attracted children, not yet old enough to walk, as well as grandparents who marveled at the skill and expertise of Niveen Khan and her fellow henna artists. Deriving from a shrub called Lawsonia Inermis that is typically found in countries such as Iran, India, Pakistan and Egypt, the shrub’s leaves and twigs are ground into a fine powder and mixed with water, lime juice and tea to create a fine paste.