Here is Maya dressed in Indian costume for UN Day, complete with hennaed hands done in Little India yesterday. The henna is applied with a cone of the henna paste and must be left on the skin for an hour or so. When it dries, it can be brushed off, leaving the stain from the dye. It will last a week or more.

Chatsworth celebrated UN Day with activities from some of the countries represented by the pupils. Some parents came in to demonstrate Japanese Origami, Indian Rangoli patterns, French Rooster cut-outs, International Puppet decorating and flag colouring. A couple of Maya's Filipina friends demonstrated the Tinikling Dance where the dancers imitate the graceful tikling bird by skillfully maneuvering between large bamboo poles.

Each class had a shared lunch with homemade goodies from various countries. It was lovely to see so many different colours and costumes. The Korean and Japanese traditional costumes are beautiful. Unfortunately Ben had to make do with his Australian t-shirt, but he's not really into dressing up anyway, unless its pirates or his favourite football team.


eastcoastlife said... @ October 26, 2008 at 8:17 AM

Very lovely henna painting on her hands and a pretty dress! I was at Little India today, it was very crowded.

Unknown said... @ October 26, 2008 at 8:24 PM

I love her outfit and the mendi is great!

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