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6-Drawer Menhdi Chest

SKU#  462321
$19.98
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Why We Love It

Handcrafted with enchanting and exotic detail our 6-Drawer Menhdi Chest is a perfect place to store jewelry or special keepsakes. This unique display of South Indian craftsmanship boasts six hand painted drawers that will colorfully enhance any space.

Details & Dimensions

  • Handcrafted of wood
  • Part of our Life of Pi Collection
  • World Market exclusive
  • Made in India
Chest: 7.75"L x 11.25"H; Individual drawer: 4"W x 7"L x 1"H

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THE STORY BEHIND IT

The Complex Beauty of Mehndi

Derived from the Sanskrit word "mendhika," meaning dyeing, mehndi refers to the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration commonly practiced in India. Traditional mehndi designs draw the sun on the palm or feet, which represents the mind. Fines lines are applied to the surface of the skin with turmeric-based paste that contains valuable Vedic healing properties centered around the idea of "awakening the inner light." Originally used as a form of decoration for brides, henna is still applied during special occasions like weddings as well as the Hindu festivals of Karva Chauth, Diwali, and Teej.
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