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Metro This Week Feb 2005- "Temporary-tattoo artist Roopa Raman hosts "Henna Bashes" in which she adorns limbs and bellies with intricate designs made from a plant-derived paste. Popular in India, Africa and the Middle East, henna has penetrated the U.S. market through celebrities, fashion magazines and now women's parties.
Why bother going to the mall anymore? With the commercial frenzy knocking on our doors we might as well hold up our (manicured, hydrated, painted) hands in surrender. ...."




  Sunnyvale Weekly Apr 2005 - - In the Bay Area henna artist Roopa Raman finds herself painting designs on people of all cultures. Read Article....
  Cupertino Weekly Apr 2005 - - In the Bay Area henna artist Roopa Raman finds herself painting designs on people of all culturesRead Article....
 
The Writing’s on the Skin May 2005 -  The first discoverers of the henna plant may have taken its delicate leaves in hand, touching its extended center antennas with curiosity. They may have even crushed the leaves between their fingers and let the dried bits fall in the air. They would not know the henna plant’s pungent aroma until it was powdered, releasing its powerful scent of chalk and wet leaves. Would they have noticed the different colors of henna plants and their corresponding sweet scents of jasmine and rose? This was thousands of years ago in North Africa, before henna would be known as a perfume, a medicine, a cooling agent, and more popularly as a hair and skin dye. Read Article ...






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