Beauty - Hair Care - Fashion : Hairstyles in African Culture

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    Nasara, one of the wives of Akenge with typical fan-shaped style of the Zande, Democratic Republic of Congo.
    Photo: Herbert Lang Expedition, 1909-1915

    The wive's of the Zande rulers south of Bomokandi wore their hair in a style that, like the Mangbetu coiffures, involved braiding their own hair along with "foreign" strands in the shape of a disc. This coiffure, call bagbadi, was in fact a fan-shaped wig, but was rarely taken off. The disc was attached to the hair with a few loose knots.


    Photo and text from the book Hair in African Art and Culture, Edit by Roy Sieber and Frank Herreman, The Museum for African Art, New York, 2000.
     
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    Natives of Ugogo, east central Africa
    Gogo (African People)


    Source Title: Illustrated London news.
    Publisher: London : Illustrated London News and Sketch Ltd., 1842
     
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    Wife of the Niao chief at Ganya in We- territory of Ivory Coast, West Africa.
    Photo: Vandenhoute, 1938-39, IV.F.VII. 134-10.

    The coiffure of the wife is very artful: her high, arched forehead is lined with a series of braids that end in the neck, while the top of her head is covered with many separated braids that are interwoven at the back, creating an excellent chignon at the base of the neck. The two braids descend along her face.

    Photo and text from the book Hair in African Art and Culture, Edit by Roy Sieber and Frank Herreman, The Museum for African Art, New York, 2000.
     
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