Painting the body beautiful

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October 09, 2006|By Photos by Chiaki Kawajiri | Photos by Chiaki Kawajiri,sun photographer

In her shop in Montgomery Village, Savita Jain practices the ancient form of henna art - applying a temporary stain made from a ground-up plant in intricate patterns on her client's bodies. Jain says she has equal numbers of Indian and American clients. The Indian clients prefer to have their hands and feet adorned, while Americans are apt to ask for designs on all parts of their bodies. The stain lasts about three weeks.

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