The artistry of henna is alive and well in Morocco, and is an art practiced almost exclusively by women. It’s popular with both locals and tourists alike. The visitors above have just had their hands adorned by two henna artists in the southern town of Ouarzazate. Moroccan women will often have their hands or feet covered in intricate designs for weddings or other special occasions. At times, a henna tattoo will be worn as a substitute for jewelry. Almost all of the henna used in Morocco is grown in the south, where the flowering plants are harvested and then shipped to places northward. Because this added step of transportation adds to the overall cost, you are most likely to encounter henna artists in Marrakech and other southern locales.
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