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portrait of a young lady with a small bodypainting on the neck

the bodypainting was made with khidab. Khidab is a Gall ink which is employed in Yemen mainly in the mountainous regions around the capital Sanaa instead of henna. For an account how it is made you can download an article:

Yemeni Women’s Body Painting with Black Gall Ink Khidab, Production Methods,

from my colleage Dr. Hanne Schönig at www.henna-und-mehr.de/pdf/Khidabartikel_eu.pdf; (Englisch)

or www.henna-und-mehr.de/pdf/schoenig_deutsch.pdf (German)

 

If you like to see original Yeminite bodypaintings with this ink visit: www.henna-und-mehr.de/de/khidabslide.html (German) or

www.henna-und-mehr.de/franz/khidabslide.html (French)

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Uploaded on August 2, 2012