Henna Designing is an ancient art of decorating the body with beautiful natural staining dye that lasts for 2-3 weeks. The art of henna has been practiced for centuries in India, Africa, and the Middle East. Henna designing is done on the body with henna paste. The henna powder is derived from the plant Lawsonia inermis found in South Central Asia. The henna powder is actually green, but leaves an orange-red stain. The beautifully intricate designs are similar to those used for ceremonies and rituals. They are usually applied on hands and feet, but can be applied anywhere else.