Religious Wedding Traditions

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Muslim Mendhi

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]