Geometry in Henna
Last night I decided to finally do some henna on myself and I was thinking about some other henna artists who do really gorgeous geometric work. I usually end up with fussy Indian patterns on myself, so I figured I should try something different for a change. After I posted the photo on Facebook, lots of people were asking how to make the geometric netting. I first saw this pattern done in some Moroccan tile-work, and later done in henna by Nic of Nomad Heart who says he saw it done in a Rajasthani henna pattern. It looks complicated, but it's so simple! Here is a step by step.
First version, and this is the technique I use. I use a very stringy Rajasthani henna, which makes line-draping easy.
If you're still feeling confused by the geometry, or have trouble draping lines, or have trouble getting the right angle, it's OK, because I have a second technique for you! It's not exactly the same end result geometrically (this one doesn't yield an equilateral triangle), but fakes it pretty well in a pinch and you can still create some really unique patterns!
And this is how this tile-pattern looks as part of a complete henna pattern. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Let me know in your comments.