The Henna Cafe is a space in Marrakech to enjoy food, henna, art and classes. All income from these cultural experiences is used to give free education and assistance to Moroccan people.

 The Henna Cafe Marrakech is a registered cultural foundation in Morocco.

Education...

Classes during Ramadan

Classes during Ramadan

We will continue to offer classes during Ramadan. This is a very special festival for Muslims, and many of our teachers and pupils travel to visit family in other regions. We continue to offer classes during Ramadan, and we are happy to have educated 311 pupils this week.   We would like to wish a…

Awards for our pupils

Awards for our pupils

On the 26 th April, we held an award ceremony for students of Henna Cafe Marrakech. Certificates of achievement were given to over 100 pupils, and we celebrated their successes with music and dance after the ceremony. Huge thanks to our education team and also to Hassan, for use of the terrace of his home…

Numbers just keep growing…..  757 pupils this week!

Numbers just keep growing….. 757 pupils this week!

Thanks to the ongoing support of our wonderful visitors we are delighted to report a rise in the number of people attending classes at Henna Cafe this week.

Art and culture...

Singapore event is a big hit…Thank you Kadambari Jewels!

Singapore event is a big hit…Thank you Kadambari Jewels!

One of the Trustees of Henna cafe travelled to Singapore to attend a charity event held by Rashantha Devanesan of Kadambari Jewels. At this beautiful event Rashantha offered an astounding array of her one off jewel designs to raise funds to purchase a tuktuk to assist those with mobility issues in Marrakech. Following the great…

Famous festival artist helps Henna cafe with A Khamsa exhibition

Famous festival artist helps Henna cafe with A Khamsa exhibition

Henna cafe are delighted to announce an exhibition of Khamsa art by Famous festival decor artist Tree Gilroy. Tree is well known for her vibrant neon decor, and her energy and style are well known in the Uk and worldwide festival scene. A selection of specially painted pieces will go on display at Henna cafe…

Working with Lmanar Association to help those in need.

Working with Lmanar Association to help those in need.

One of the Henna cafe team had a busy shopping trip …lots of trolleys were filled by Mohamed with food to gift to those in need during Ramadan. Henna Cafe Marrakech are delighted to support LMANAR ASSOCIATION with their great work in the city. Thanks to Mohamed for his help in arranging and facilitation of…

Projects...

Fun at kids club

Fun at kids club

A huge thank you to I Chen for her continued hard work at kids club… I Chen is our  Kids activities co ordinator…….. from singing to yoga, and arts and crafts… the fun never ends at our Sunday Kids club…….

Assistance for flood victims

Assistance for flood victims

Henna cafe’s small contribution to a truck full of blankets, shoes, clothes and food which will be on the way to Goulmim tomorrow….Louis delivered the boxes to Kathryn ready to be loaded…….Henna cafe wishes all of the families who suffered loss during this terrible storm our condolences .

A weekend in Casablanca with Simply Paella

A weekend in Casablanca with Simply Paella

We recently visited a centre for homeless people in Casablanca, where in conjunction with Mohammed Essakhi of www.simply-paella.com we prepared and funded a meal for 800 homeless people. Khalid and Louis travelled to Casablanca to meet Mohammed and the shopping started before sun up, and the day was very busy with preparation and cooking. A…

Henna Cafe News...

Henna production

Henna production

Ladies grinding henna leaf to powder in the old spice market of Marrakech..

Bridal henna

Bridal henna

The henna ceremony the bride to Tangier In Morocco, the wedding traditions differ from one region to another, and each region or city customs that are specific to it. In Tangier , on the morning of henna , the bride goes to the hammam with her ​​friends and family to wash and be beautiful ….

natural organic traditional henna at Henna Cafe Marrakech….the place to be adorned !

We use local organically grown henna from the dra valley for all of our designs.. Mixed daily with care and all natural ingredients.  

A Henna Tradition in Marrakech

I was delighted to find this wonderful image of tradtional henna being applied in Marrakech circa 1920 The picture was displayed at Maison de la photographie In Marrakech HCM ………………..traditional Henna art in the red city!!!  

Getting the most from your henna

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of research into how to get the best, darkest stains from henna. Here are some top tips I’d recommend for getting the best stain… – Use good quality henna. Make sure that the henna you use is fresh and cropped with in the past two years. Many henna powders…

A wonderful afternoon with Olga

Olga Engelhardt dropped in to visit me at the Henna Cafe last week. We mixed some henna to a new recipie, and Olga made beautiful designs on my hand for me. A big thank you from us all! You can see Olga’s Henna site here: http://www.henna-und-mehr.de/

Indian style Henna by a leading UK artist

Riffat Bahar demonstrates the art of henna with a simple example.  

Wonderful Henna video’s

Riffat Bahar takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the world of Henna, its history, its culture and its application. Written by Riffat Bahar, directed by Lucy Lee, and produced on behalf of Cultural Fusion.

Healing Henna

Henna is an ancient herb of grace and healing. It is mentioned as a valuable medicine in Egyptian hieroglyphs, in Solomons Song of Songs of the old testament, a disciple of Aristotle who wrote the History of Plants. How Henna Works When applied to the skin, the active elemts in a paste of henna leaves…

Henna Headache remedy.

Headache Remedy In addition to the relaxing and cooling properties of the henna seeds, anise seeds are also a good antiseptic. 1 tablespoon (15g) henna seeds, outer shells cracked and inner seeds ground. 1 tablespoon (15g) black anise (Pimpinella anisum) seeds, boiled crushed, cooled water or apple cider vinegar 1 gauze compress 1. Using a…

Henna Skin Balm

 Skin Balm Lawsome may be the ingredient in henna that serves as an antiseptic, bactericide, and fungicide. This remedy will not stain the skin. 2-3 tablespoons (10-15g) neutral, uncolored henna powder 4-5 ounces (130ml) apple cider vinegar, warmed. 1. Mix henna powder with warm vinegar to form a paste 2. Apply as a dressing directly…

Clothes moth repellant

Dry leaves of Henna if kept in clothes, serve the purpose of insect repellant.

Henna tattoo timeline.

Henna powder is the ground dried leaves of the henna plant, which is naturally green. To apply henna, the powder is mixed into a paste, which is usually a greenish-brownish colour. The paste is applied and left to dry on the skin; during this time, the dye molecules from the henna paste are moving into…

Henna prevents repeat voting

PULAU KETAM: Selangor’s first village election in Kampung Bagan Pulau Ketam on Sunday saw the use of henna to prevent repeat-voting during elections. Unofficial results indicate that incumbent village chief Cha Keng Lee has retained his post after winning by a majority of 290 votes. Cha Keng Lee received 741 votes while Chua Chin Song…

Black henna warning

‘Black henna’ is made from Phenylenediamine (black hair dye) . Black henna causes blistering, open sores and scarring, if it enters the bloodstream it effects the liver and kidneys and can also cause cancer of these organs. Many people encounter ‘black henna’ whilst on holiday or at festivals. They may not know the consequences until…

Medicinal Henna

Decorating your body with henna is not only beautiful to look at, henna has many other uses to this day (particularly in India and North Africa). The Henna plant is a magical plant with transformative powers. With it’s tiny fragrant flowers and green leaves, it must have been miraculous for ancient people that these average…

Use of henna

Henna is a plant dye used for thousands of years to create beautiful and safe temporary body art. The henna plant grows in India, Africa, and the Middle East, where it has been an important cultural cosmetic for centuries. The leaves of the henna plant are dried, ground into powder, and made into a paste…

Whats in a name…..

Henna is a plant that grows in warm dry regions such as Northern Africa, Northwest India, and the Middle East. You might consider it a small tree or a large bush at 2-6 meters high. The plant produces a red/brown dye in its leaves. They dye loves to stick to protein making it a great…

Henna

  Henna is derived from Lawsonia inermis, a plant which grows to be 4 to 8 feet high in hot climates and can be found from Morocco to Bangladesh. The leaves, flowers and the twigs of the plant are ground into fine powder containing natural dying properties called tannins; the powder is then mixed with…

Things to do...

Redesign brings a touch of luxury to our new Henna salon

Redesign brings a touch of luxury to our new Henna salon

Welcome to our luxurious new Henna salon, the ultimate Marrakech destination for your Henna experience. Our wonderful team of high class artists with years of experience of bridal henna in Morocco are waiting to adorn you while you sip one of our mint teas , and relax in style.

Sequins cabaret to benefit Henna Cafe

Sequins cabaret to benefit Henna Cafe

We are hugely grateful to breast cancer survivor and Londoner Yvette Cowles who is set to bring her one woman show Sequins on my Balcony to Marrakech for a one-off charity performance on Friday 16 January 2015 for the benefit of Henna Cafe. A soloist with Johara Dance Company and founder of Dance Yourself Happy classes which combine dance and…

Darija Lessons at Henna cafe

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Henna production

Henna production

Ladies grinding henna leaf to powder in the old spice market of Marrakech..

Bridal henna

Bridal henna

The henna ceremony the bride to Tangier In Morocco, the wedding traditions differ from one region to another, and each region or city customs that are specific to it. In Tangier , on the morning of henna , the bride goes to the hammam with her ​​friends and family to wash and be beautiful ….

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