Religious Wedding Traditions
Although it is not required under Muslim law, many Muslim brides participate in the tradition of adorning their hands and feet with a henna tattoo called mendhi. Dilshad Ali shows her hands, which were decorated two days before her wedding with artistic designs meant to evoke a sense of beauty and celebration. Wedding mendhi often goes up the legs and arms as well as covering the feet and hands.
[Image: Photo courtesy of Dilshad and Mir T. Ali]