The History of the Henna Plant

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  • Topic: Henna, Provinces of Iran, History of Iran
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  • Published : October 25, 2010
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Henna poweder has always been used. Henna plant has not only had make-up and hygienic uses, but also it has had a ceremonial feature and has been utilized in joyous ceremonies. Henna leaves need hot and humid climate to grow and hot and dry climate to be pulverized. Henna is planted in bulk mainly in Kerman and Sistan and Balouchestan provinces in Iran. Yazd has been an appropriate place to pulverize henna leaves. Mazari is the profession allocated to pulverize henna leaves. In early Qajar period, Mazari had been mentioned as an active profession. Also, Amin Dar Al-Zarb (1320-1322 lunar year) documents prove Mazari to be a profession in the mentioned period. Yet, Mazari trade, henna powder production, and the precise meaning of the Mazar word have not been meticulously investigated. Each formerly mentioned item, are the major chapters of this research which had been categorized in three various units. Thorough field work was the real essence of this research in collecting data. It needs mentioning that, I produced a documentary on Mazari for the sake of retaining invaluable collected data and displaying them. In the course of collecting data, I had been given 397 letters from the decaced Ahmed Abazari which I investigated utterly. Examining and analyzing these letters which are published for the first time, and comparing them with Amin Dar Al-Zarb documents together with current state of Mazari financial affairs are the real concern of this research. Key words: Mazar, Mazari , Henna, Trade, Yazd
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