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Mauritanian Henna Design Resource Page

We would like to thank our Mauritanian friend, who wants to be known here simply as her Instagram username of mauritanienne (follow her!), for her permission to use these beautiful photos from her collection.

Here are some of mauritanienne's photos:

mauritanian henna

mauritanian henna

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mauritanian henna

mauritanian henna

mauritanian henna

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mauritanian henna

 

Books on Mauritanian Henna:

The #1 book on Mauritanian henna:
Le henné art des femmes de Mauritanie, TAUZIN Aline, Ed. Unesco-IBIS-PRESS, 1998
(out of print & hard to find; visit us to view our copy)

Petites commercantes de mauritanie. voiles, perles et henne - Gisèle Simard
on the small businesses that Mauritanian women run, including henna

Mauritania - henna design book by Heather Caunt-Nulton
featuring a design guide, drawings of traditional Mauritanian designs, plus unique fusion designs

 

 

Links to other websites where you can find original images of Mauritanian henna designs:
(these are done in Mauritania, by Mauritanian artists... not reproductions by other artists elsewhere in the world)

each link is listed with the main page first, then links to henna images of interest below:

Ramadan in Mauritania, 2004:
Ramadan Mauritania Henna

Canadian website on henna that includes a full explanation and photos of Mauritanian tape resist process :

French blog documenting a trip to Mauritania:
tape resist with tape on mauritanian process
travels in mauritania

Blog featuring Fatimata, Mauritanian henna artist, at work:
fatimata indigenous mauritanian henna artist

 

Mauritanian woman applying henna to the feet:
henna mauritanie pied foot henna mauritania
By Magharebia [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

henne mauritanie
By Ji-Elle (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


mauritanian henna solid fingertips friends
Girls with traditional henna tattoos, Mauritania © Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters

 

 

 

Here are links to where you can find artwork showcasing the Mauritanian style done by artists across the globe:

Heather's Gallery of Mauritanian Style Henna - coming soon


if you have a gallery of specifically Mauritanian style henna that you would like featured here, please contact us to send us the link!
si vous avez une galerie de henné spécifiquement le style mauritanien, s'il vous plaît nous contacter pour nous envoyer le lien!
إذا كان لديك معرض الحناء على وجه التحديد نمط الموريتانية، يرجى الاتصال بنا لتر
سل لنا الرابط!