July, August & September:
Art in the Park, Plymouth
July 8-10 Under the Hiral Henna tent right on the green
Founder's Festival, Farmington
July 15-18 Along-side J.Henna Art from Grand Rapids
Milford Memories, Milford
August 12-14 Under the Hiral Henna tent by the bridge
DIYpsy, Ypsilanty (pending)
August 27-28 With the VARDO & Hiral Henna Michigan
DIY Street Fair, Ferndale
September 16-18 With FIVE Michigan Artists!
Jauga appointments available August 1, 2016
Jagua is a blue-staining gel made with the fermented fruit of the Jenipa tree. Grown in Central America and used by indigenous peoples to adorn the body for beauty and ceremony - the potent gel makes a beautiful blue stain on the body.
Traditional designs are very linear and applied with a flexible twig on the face, arms, legs and torso --
While I don't embrace the 'fake tattoo' concept, I do love the change from the red stains of the henna - and REALLY love Moroccan inspired designs done in the blue.
[a note about cost of jagua: I can't prepare the gel in-house which means the gel is a lot more expensive per gram than henna -- expect the jagua design to cost up to 50% more]
* Jagua is not black henna (remember there is no such thing as 'black henna' (or 'white henna').
See the ghosting on the left-side one? Jagua stains INSTANTLY and is really hard to recover from a smudge!
But if you're careful, like the lady on the right -- beautiful blue stain 7-10 days...
Like with henna, following the directions is key to a great stain:
The gel takes longer than henna to dry, but gets scrubbed off after 2-4 hours. At first the grey-green stain is a disappointment, but it gets darker over a couple of days.
my source: https://www.freshjagua.com/
inspiration & pics of Indigenous use of jagua: https://www.instagram.com/freshjagua/
accepted only after August 1, 2106
monique herzig, alchemist, aesthetician