so The Book of Life has a Mexican mariachi version of “I Will Wait” by fucking Mumford and Sons
this movie is a cinematic masterpiece
my favorite part about the les mis movie is joly looking vaguely confused about everything almost the entire film
"what can you do with an art history degree???"
doodles from 3AM: Amber on the Paragon
(idek i’m so tired apparently amber forgot gloves and i’m not sure which earings she’s supposed to have on so uhhhh)
doodle doodle ♫
Jews in the Middle Atlas would henna their hands just before Passover, and the stain would last all through the holiday; Erich Brauer recorded the same of Kurdish Jews.
In Amadiyya, on the night before Purim, women would take all the young girls of the village to the baths, where they would be hennaed as if they were brides; this was known as khiyāpit benātha (Neo-Aram. the bath of the maidens). They were given sweets, and their mothers told them that their henna made them as beautiful as Queen Esther.
Women and girls in Yemen and Aden used henna to beautify themselves for holidays, including Purim and Sukkot; unmarried girls were allowed only to henna their hands, because hennaed feet were seen as the prerogative of married women.
As a symbol of celebration, henna was not used during periods of mourning. Some Persian communities practiced a ceremony called sāl dar overi (to leave the year) at the end of the first year of mourning: mourners would be given new clothing and jewelry and then be taken to the ḥammām and hennaed, symbolizing their return to the normal cycle of life and sociality.
Henna also appeared in other rites of passage. In some parts of Morocco, a newborn child was rubbed with henna; this was common among Muslims as well.
Some Moroccan Jewish communities also held a ceremony on the eighth night after a boy’s birth, the evening before his circumcision. Women would gather in the mother’s house to sing, eat, and apply henna, while the men read selections from the Zohar.
Noam Sienna, “Henna,” The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Brill Reference (via kosherqueer)
Hey I searched for myself on tumblr and look what I found! From my henna article for the Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World. More people have probably read it on tumblr than anywhere else, lol!
Feelin cute with my yellow sweater and Vincent van Gogh socks…