"Hengua," which is a combination of henna and jagua. Henna and jagua are both natural dyes used for temporary body art, particularly for creating intricate designs on the skin.
Henna, derived from the leaves of the henna plant, is traditionally used in various cultures for decorative purposes, such as during weddings and celebrations. It creates a reddish-brown stain on the skin that lasts for a few weeks.
Jagua, on the other hand, comes from the fruit of the jagua tree and produces a dark blue-black stain when applied to the skin. It is commonly used in indigenous communities of the Amazon rainforest and has gained popularity in recent years as an alternative to henna for body art.
Artists have started experimenting with combining henna and jagua, creating a hybrid design known as "hengua." This technique allows for a wider range of colors and patterns, as the henna and jagua stains can be applied separately or blended together.