Mehndi Trays

SKU: MATR2008

$60

Mehndi Trays in Pink & Green or Yellow
Part of the Mehndi Collection
Hand carved and hand painted using traditional Mehndi patterns in sweet, summer hues. Mehndi is a form of body art from the Indian subcontinent usually drawn on hands and legs, in which decorative designs are created using a paste, created from the powered dry leaves of the henna plant.


Handcrafted in India by skilled artisans .
Mela Artisans belongs to the Fair Trade Federation and is committed to equitable and sustainable trade.

designed and crafted by artisans

traditional handcrafting techniques

contemporary design.

Italian Trulli

Selected by our artisans

Material - Wood

Mango and sheesham, more commonly known as rosewood, are the two most popular types of wood.  While sheesham is stronger and harder, mango, as a softer wood is more easily carved.  Much of the wood used comes from trees planted specifically to be harvested for this purpose.  Monsoons and unseasonal rains can be a challenge for making sure the moisture content is appropriate.  Drying chambers and moisture meters are provided for artisan groups.  

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