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Henna: History & Uses

Henna has been used for the past 9000 years. Many have the impression that Henna originated in India due the nature of the design itself. However, very much like the history of India (as mentioned in class), the history and origin of henna is hard to track due to centuries of migration and cultural interaction. Hence, there are three varying origins of Henna:

a) Originated in ancient India

b) Started in Egypt then brought to India by Egyptian Moghuls

c) Began in the Middle East and North Africa in ancient times

 Moreover, different regions have used Henna for different purposes according to their culture and traditions. Check out our cool Prezi Timeline for more information.


From: Praveena Devanathan & Hemapriya Navaindran