Friday, May 2, 2014

UAE ~Our identity...Heritage & Originality ~

Fantastic  postcard showing a popular Middle Eastern tradition, Henna body art... I think it looks amazing... coming from the "Emirates Philately Club"...postcards issued  for special occasions in limited quantities. Thank you very much Usman k!!

With great stamp celebrating 50 years of postal services in Abu Dhabi. (Issued 30-03-2013)

Emirates Post Group
For over five thousand years henna has been a symbol of good luck, health and sensuality in the Arab world.  Generations of women have used a paste made primarily of dried ground henna leaves to cover their hands and feet.

The Arabic designs usually have flowers or any circular shapes. The most common and natural henna gives off a reddish hue on the skin. Normally a henna design, done with a good mixture and left to set properly, can last between eight and 14 days. The design fades of its own accord.

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