Bahraini woman brings henna art to P.E.I.

Julia Cook – CBC News – Tuesday, 22 July 2014 (originally published Jul 17)

Asma Malik

Asma Malik has been doing henna art since she was a girl. Image: Julia Cook/CBC

Asma was born in the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain. Her family is Muslim and henna plays a big role in their culture. The leaves produce a reddish-brown dye that’s used to color everything from silk to hair to skin.

When Asma was in Grade 9 she attended a beautician school in Pakistan where she learned how to properly apply henna tattoos, or what’s called the art of Mehndi.

Over the years, Asma Malik has lost count of the number of henna tattoos she has done . . .

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