1835 Ellis Street (between Scott and Pierce streets)
San Francisco, California 94115

We add color to our season of exploring Sephardic culture with a henna workshop. Many Sephardic Jews, particularly those from North Africa, included henna painting as part of the bride's pre-wedding festivities to symbolize fertility and to protect against the evil eye. Henna was also used as part of the Purim holiday.

Jewish traditions of henna reflect local styles and include intricate geometric motifs along with highly stylized designs representing eyes, hamsas, trees, water and stars. Henna artist Darcy Vasudev will demonstrate henna painting and participants will have the opportunity to make their own designs.

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Added by bjelibrary on October 19, 2009

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