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Henna-Painted Hands

Photo: Henna-painted hands
Beyond providing armor, insulation, and air-conditioning, skin has long served as a canvas for cultural expression. Here, a woman in Srinagar, Kashmir, displays her henna-painted hands, illustrating one of skin's greatest roles: human canvas for the artistic and the spiritual.
Photograph by Paule Seux

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