February 9, 2011 – BOSTON–Boston University sophomores Meghan Worsley (left) and Josh Lue Yen help themselves to Indian food provided by the Anthropology in the Works student group at a henna exhibition.
February 9, 2011 – BOSTON– Heather Caunt-Nulton (left, standing), a Boston University alum and mehndi artist, speaks at a henna exhibition hosted by the student group Anthropology in the Works. The group hosts cultural and biological events to teach students about different customs. Henna is a plant dye used mostly in the Middle East and Asia to decorate women during various celebrations like weddings.
February 9, 2011 – BOSTON–Heather Caunt-Nulton (right, sitting) applies a henna design to Sarah Chudnovsky (center, sitting) of Boston University. “I’ve been doing this full-time for about six years,” said Caunt-Nulton who first learned the art in 1999.
February 9, 2011 – BOSTON–Boston University student Sarah Chudnovsky shows the Moroccan henna design on her palm. Most designs are either Indian, Arabic, or Moroccan inspired and they last up to one week.
February 9, 2011 – BOSTON–Mehndi artist Heather Caunt-Nulton (right) applies henna to Boston University senior Nicole Tod at a henna exhibition hosted by student group Anthropology in the Works. “I’ve had this done before but I came tonight because I just really like henna,” said Tod.