Novel: The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
We loved this novel because it was a window into a different period, place and time. While based in the 1950s the novels’ themes still resonate today dealing with women’s rights, socio-economic issues, violence against women, self-love, and family. We hope you will become as engrossed in this novel as we were. The sensory journey through India Joshi takes us on is one-of-a-kind.
What’s in the box?
Henna Temporary Tattoo – Compliments of Harper Collins Canada – A fun way to celebrate The Henna Artist *
Lavender Shortbread – Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co. – Lavender is used by Lakshimi throughout the novel in her treatment of the women she sees. We love these delicious local shortbread cookies with a hint of lavender – igniting your senses with every bite. *
Seduction Organic Chai – Tea Leaf Co. - Chai features prominently in Indian culture. We chose this tea to connect to the act of seduction in the novel and Lakshimi’s practice. *
Mango Curry Dip Mix – Gourmet du Village – The flavours of this dip and scents reminded us of Indian food. We hope you enjoy making this as the perfect snack accompaniment to your read. Serve with vegetables or crackers. *
Mandala Mirror – Kikkerland – Mandalas are representative of a spiritual journey and the concept that life is never-ending. Translated from Sanskrit to be circle this mirror offers an opportunity for reflection and self-care.
V&A Travel Set – Eye Mask, Hand Cream & Lip Balm – Victoria & Albert Museum by Wild & Wolf – The packaging of this product reminded us of the visuals and patterns of the story and the theme of beauty. We hope you will use this set for an upcoming journey, or a day of rest and relaxation.
*A Canadian Company