The art of henna has been practiced for over 9000 years in Pakistan, India, Africa and the Middle East. It was traditionally used for special occasions. The bride would have extensive patterns done on her hands and feet. They went to her elbows and sometimes to her knee. The henna will continue to darken for three days. The palms of the hands and soles of the feet stained the darkest because the thicker skin contained more keratin. The farther away from hand and feet, the lighter the colour would become. Indian Bloom is a hand decoration that reminds me of Indian henna.