Marriage of Mehndi


SKU: marriage_of_mehndi Categories: , , , , Tag:


Mehndi, or henna, is a decorative ceremonial art originating in ancient India. Weddings in India can often be long ritualistic affairs lasting days.  The mehndi ceremony is often one of the most important pre-wedding rituals, especially for the bride. Mehndi is typically used as adornment for the bride to be, sometimes the groom’s name or initials will be hidden in the pattern of the design.  This is said to have come about because of the continued practice of arranged marriages in India. In many cases, it might be the first time that the bride and groom have met. By hiding the groom’s name in the design, it allows them the opportunity to get close to each other, even lightly touching each other, as the groom searches for his name on his new bride, breaking that physical barrier so that a new connection can begin.

All Limited Edition Collector’s Series pieces are printed on museum rag paper or museum edition canvas using archival pigment inks. Limited Edition Collector’s Series pieces ship, print only.  If choosing museum paper, your new photographic art piece will ship with a 1.5 inch white border around the entirety of the image where the artist signs, titles, numbers and embosses over the dated signature.  If choosing museum canvas, your new photographic art piece will be shipped with a 1.5″-2″ mirror to allow for the piece to be stretched over 1.5″-2″ stretcher bars. Canvas pieces are signed and numbered on bottom right front of the image unless otherwise requested.  All Limited Edition Collector’s Series pieces are shipped unframed and tubed with a Certificate of Authenticity.  We can provide recommendations on how to frame your new art upon request.  This will insure maximum style and longevity for you new works.  Edition numbers are the total in the edition, size interdependent.  There are not multiple editions for different sizes.  Only one number, one edition, inclusive.

Matted Prints are chromogenic C-prints on photographic paper and matted in an off white, 4-ply acid free matte. Open Edition Prints are initialed on the front of the matte and on the print, in verso.  All Open Edition Matted Prints are matted to fit standard frame sizes.


5×7 prints ship matted to fit standard 11×14 frames

8×8 prints ship matted to fit standard 12×12 frames

8×12 & 9×12 prints ship matted to fit standard 16×20 frames

12×12 prints ship matted to fit standard 16×16 frames

12×16 & 12×18 prints ship matted to fit standard 20×24 frames