We trotted off to find the new Henna Cafe in Marrakech as my daughter had won the Henna Design Competition and was to be treated to a supper of her choice and a Henna Tattoo by the world famous artist Nic Cartier from Boston.
You can see her design which is now printed on postcards at the henna cafe. She chose all her favourite fruits and vegetables for a lovely designer salad with creamed goats cheese and olives. She was in heaven being treated like a princess!
The Henna Cafe is a superb not for profit cafe which has been opened to educate poor Moroccans and specifically the Moroccan ladies who do Henna. They have just finished a number of courses with ladies showing them how to make their own henna cones utensils and to use Eucalyptus oil instead of any harsh solvents when they mix their henna to a paste.
The cafe have also made fantastic mits and socks to go over the henna once it has been done so that no henna designs become imprinted on sheets and pillow cases overnight. I know this is something the riad community will be pleased to know. Their Henna is natural and organic and the tools made from re-cycling cellophane.
The Henna Cafe upstairs is a calm little room for lunch and also has a nice little terrace on the roof
Having her own gorgeous bespoke Henna Tattoo done by Nic.
For anyone who knows Marrakech they are situated in the alley of Moustapha Blaui or you can visit their website www.hennacafemarrakech.com
The finished henna tattoo with added blue sparkles as well.
I urge you to support this worthwhile little cafe and support the people and artists of Marrakech with you visits and donations. Come here and have the real henna tattoo and experience.