Geva Newsreel 471, 1970

A Look at a Yemenite Henna (Mehndi) Ceremony for a Yemenite Bride

1 Minute, 1970
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A Yemenite Henna (Mehndi) ceremony is held for a bride a day before her marriage. The bride is dressed in a traditional Yemenite costume and wears a good deal of jewelery. Around her neck hangs a necklace of branches of the Lawsonia inermis, the Henna plant, considered a talisman against the evil eye. In the presence of family and friends, the bride celebrates the transition from single life to marriage. The ceremony includes dancing and music, and the marking of the brides hand with the Henna for a blessing.


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