Henna use and its traditions have migrated over the course of many centuries as the people of the world's
henna-using cultures moved across parts of Asia, Africa, and Europe. The pace of that migration has
increased greatly as people from southern Asia and the Middle East have formed permanent communities in
the West and fast efficient shipping and commmunication have made it possible to transport henna and
information about it to all parts of the world.
This section of The Hennapage is devoted to illustrating the role geography has played and continues to
play in the cultivation and use of henna and the worldwide spread of its use and traditions.
The two maps below are snapshots of dynamic maps that show different subsets of the users of
Frappr is a "social networking" site that includes the standard features, such as chat, personal and
group photoalbums and blogging. What makes it unique is the map that is part of each Frappr group.
Members of a Frappr group can place markers on the group's map showing who and where they are.
Because the link to the Frappr Community has been available only through a link on the Forum, all of the
people who have added themselves to the map are at least occasional Forum users. That might change now
that the link has been moved to our home page.
The growth of Frappr and similar social networks is an important recent phenomenon in the Internet world
and is likely to be the topic of much scholarly discussion in years to come.
Our thanks to Erika Harrison, who set up the HennaPageForum group on Frappr.com.
Click the Frappr logo below to see the current Frappr map or to add yourself to the Hennapage Frappr
Clustrmaps is an online service that provides dynamic mapping of the accesses to a webpage. HTML code
added to the page sends data to the Clustrmaps server which is analyzed for the location of the server
that issued the webpage request. Based on this data, a marker is added to a world map showing by the
relative size and position of the markers the location of the requesting server and the number of
requests coming from that general area.
We have installed a Clustrmaps link in the index ("home") page of the Hennapage site. Because not every
user accesses the site through the index page, the link captures only a portion of the overall site
traffic. The index page averages about 1000 accesses daily while the site as a whole logs 3500 - 5000
accesses per day. Nonetheless, the Clustrmaps display is an interesting sample of the overall users of
this site. We have configured the map to update daily and to automatically archive monthly, so a new map
will automatically start around the third week of each month but the old maps will be stored on the
Clustrmaps server for later reference.
Click the Clustrmaps.com logo below to see the current map display.