Islamic geometry teaches us that starting with very basic assumptions, one can build a great number of shapes and patterns. These sacred and often complex patterns can be achieved with very simple tools and very simple beginnings.
The students explored the nuances of this sacred geometry through mehndi art, connecting them directly to a design heritage. The geometrical designs are a mix of elements of math, art and history.
Creating these designs for a craft such as mehndi involves creativity mixed with an understanding of various styles and embellishments used in ancient times.