Bride Meyrav Yehud, 24, has the final accesories of her Henna outfit adjusted. She is wearing the traditional style of Henna dress and headpiece from the Sana’a, Yemen region.

a story i produced for visual reporter MALIN FEZEHAI is now online at THE NEW YORK TIMES. read about how during the last few decades henna ceremonies have regained popularity in israel’s yemenite jewish community, as an expression of pride in their heritage and traditions from yemen. “i am yemenite on both sides, and it’s a celebration of my wedding,” the bride, meyrav yehud, 24, said. “these are my roots.”
photos and words by MALIN FEZEHAI

so honored to work with malin on this article about the henna ceremonies of the yemeni communities in israel.
click here to read it all

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