The Ancient Art of Henna
Ornamenting the skin with henna is
among the world's oldest known art forms. A paste is made from the henna plant (Lawsonia
Inermis) and applied to the skin in a wide array of intricate designs. The ancient
cosmetic and healing practice – known as Mehndi – is still widespread among cultures in
North Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
In today's Western world, there has
been a great resurgence in the use of henna, and Luna's Henna guitars, the first in a
series, are our tribute to this ancient feminine art form.
UK artist Alex Morgan created the
artwork especially for Luna's henna guitars.
The pattern I chose for Luna's Henna guitar
is based on the art of Medieval Spain. This culturally rich and diverse period is the
only one in which henna was grown and used as a cosmetic in Europe. Coincidentally, the
era also was historically important in the development and growing popularity of the
guitar. …Alex Morgan
Luna's Henna Guitars
State-of-the-art laser etching
technology faithfully recreates the intricate design that renowned henna artist Alex
Morgan envisioned especially for Luna in this breathtaking guitar. The instrument's folk
styling provides a perfect background that evokes the sensuous lines and curves that
make henna body art such a beguiling form of expression. Rich woods and complex tones
offer players a guitar that is as unforgettable in its craft as it is in its artistry.