Islamabad—Hand dyeing with henna (balsam) proved a fascinating experience for Indonesian ladies attending the “Pakistan Culture and Cuisine show” organized here by top production company of the country, Amasiwa Intl, in collaboration with the Pakistan Embassy, Jakarta, says a press release from Jakarta.
The “Henna Bandi” segment was held as a side event of the 4-hour show which featured a lecture on culture, cuisine and social traditions of Pakistan by Ambassador Sanaullah, screening of Pakistani documentary, a cooking demonstration and Tabla performance by Pakistan origin maestro, Mr. Yogi.
Of all the segments, adornment of hands with henna thrilled women invitees the most. The hand dyeing was performed by Pakistani ladies who on the occasion also answered queries from the guests about latest fashion trends in Pakistan. All the ladies were later presented sets of Pakistani bangles and henna as souvenirs.
Ambassador Sanaullah in his candid talk on Pakistani culture said, it was a beautiful blend of tradition and modernity. “Pakistanis feel proud of the Sufi spirit of their cultural heritage”, he said adding that Pakistani society was not averse to positive change provided it was not repugnant to tenants of Islam. Pakistani culture reflects strong Islamic influences but at the same time also incorporates the civilization heritage that dates back thousands of years in time, the Ambassador remarked. Pakistan is the land that was home to Indus Valley.—NNI