Posted by: lilyhamburger | January 21, 2010

henna pics as requested

henna is called mehndi here. its usually put on for weddings – all the women in the family put it on – but the girls at the school next door love to do it for fun – lucky me!! these photos are from my channukah/christmas celebration with some german folks that lived next door for my first few months here but left before the new year.

today there was a big camp at ARCH where specialists from america (eye, dental, pediatrics, oncology, etc.) treated hundreds of patients….but they were all indian americans. i remain the only white girl for hundreds of kilometers, but as time goes by it all feels less and less foriegn…!

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  1. Lily your mehndi is beautiful! Just wait the more you get henna’d up I’m sure you’ll start seeming much less well white πŸ™‚ I remember when some Sudanese women in Cairo did the dark black colored henna on my arms at a dinner party and the next day at school all the little Sudanese kids told me authoritatively that I was indeed a Sudani now! Okay Moroccan-American in Egypt being told she is Sudanese πŸ™‚


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