Here at The Henna Peacock, I believe in an ancient, natural art of beauty and divinity.
I believe that henna is a powerful plant, it has many medicinal properties as well as its amazing staining qualities. It is closely regarded with the Hindi goddess, Lakshmi, who is the goddess of prosperity and wealth (not always physical wealth though, for love, family, knowledge, happiness, and good health are all forms of wealth).
I believe that we all carry a piece of divinity within ourselves, but sometimes cannot see it. Adorning ones self with something as pure, natural and divine as henna can help you to see the beauty of nature-and of yourself.
Henna is an ancient tradition, and not just as an art, but as a ritual.
A ritual of women gathering together to apply henna to each other, appreciating and enjoying their company, with the symbols each having their own meanings and depictions.
Henna is believed to be a protective plant to all those who wear it, and we truly believe this.
I also believe in the beauty and the magic of nature, which is why I sivv and mix my henna by hand with all natural ingredients, and letting it take its own time to develop.
I love the tradition of getting together to celebrate with the henna, the beautiful earthy smells of the oils, the henna, and rose incense wafting around and filling up a space. The peacefulness of application and the relaxed chatter while it dries on the hands, and the excitement of the paste removal several hours later, or (even better) the next day, and finally the fun of watching the stain develop over the next few days. The patterns seem to come alive and bloom like flowers, lasting a week or two then slowly fading, dying, but leaving behind a permanent memory of its gentle blessing upon the skin, and of the happiness and peace that came with it.
At The Henna Peacock, henna is more than just a form of art or self-expression. It is a way of life, of natural beauty and of love. I want pass this beauty to you and all who see or receive my art, and I hope that even for a brief moment- all you see is beauty and that you feel its peaceful embrace.
These are the beliefs and dreams that I live by.