Different cultures have various purposes for creating art. We can ask: What is culture? What are different purposes for creating art? Mehndi Art is from India, without staining the skin! Originating in ancient India, Mehndi is the artistic application of henna to the hands and feet. This tradition is usually part of a wedding ceremony, special occasion or festival as a means of personal adornment. Intricate designs are applied using repeat patterns, paisley, sun shapes, animals and plants which are traditionally used for designs. Mehndi artists enjoy using their personal creativity and vision. Please see (to the right) some of the beautiful Mehndi Art interpretations by 7th and 8th grade students!