Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mazal Tov!

Chinese culture meets Yemenite culture.

Mazal tov to my dearest friend and talented musician, Hadassah Lee! Hey, Hadassah, since the guy is Teimani, does that mean you'll have a henna party?

Mazal tov!

3 comments:

diva said...

That is really cool.

Tr8erGirl said...

mazel tov!

Ehav Ever said...

Based on the following from the Secret History of Henna it seems like it would only make sense for to have a Henna ceremony.

The Secret History of Henna
"Henna has been used extensively in southern China from at least early in the Christian era. In the Nanfang Caomu Zhuang ("Description of Southern Plants) Xi Han (304 AD) says that "...henna was brought to the Southern Seas (SE Asia including the south-easternmost part of China) from Da Qin (Great Qin)." This could mean Rome, Alexandria or Syria, but most likely means the Deccan (western India). We believe this introduction of the henna plant would have been during the Mauryan Dynasty or the Kushan Dynasty at the latest. It also was imported into China overland from the southwest, i.e., directly from the Middle East/Iranian areas, through Bactria and the Ferghana-Pamirs. It was grown and used extensively in the southern regions which have always been more under the influence of India."