October 19, 2010

Face painting as a tradition of some cultures

Body Painting could very well be the most ancient form of artistic expression. Ancient tribes adorned themselves with body art in ceremonies and occasions. Painting the body and the face with clay and natural pigments was considered sacred in these cultures. Some indigenous tribes of Australia and Africa still practice this art.
Young brides in the Indian Subcontinent get their hand and bodies painted with paste of powdered henna or mehendi.
Clowns and Actors have painted their faces for centuries to entertain their audiences.





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