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At-Home Anthro LIVE

Making Mehendi Designs

Tuesday, March 02, 2021 |
1:00PM - 1:30PM ET

This is a virtual event.
Hands and forearms covered in Mehendi


Virtual Event - Penn Museum


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Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators! Join these 30-minute sessions—perfect for elementary to middle school kids—to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, or anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects you can try at home!

Mehendi is a popular form of body art that has been in practice since ancient times in the South Asian region. Learn how leaves from the henna plant are ground into a powder, then mixed into a paste. The henna paste is used to stain the skin with intricate designs to celebrate special events and ceremonies. Discover more about the meaning of Mehendi by drawing along to make your own designs.

Free to Registered Guests

The South Asia Center

The South Asia Center's mission is to enhance the study of  South Asia at Penn  (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives) and within the wider community. The Center supports faculty and student research, conferences, curriculum development, outreach, and other activities and events related to modern and pre-modern South Asia. The Center connects scholars with interests in South Asia across the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Penn’s professional schools, and within the wider community.