stencil (writing & printing); tattoo instrument

Henna stencil in the shape of a hand. It is red-brown in colour, and pierced with numerous holes and concentric circles on the palm. The henna is brushed through the stencil onto the hand to create a pattern. The hand is then covered with a rag and bandaged overnight to make a fast colour. The stencil goes with henna sample 1991.402.

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