Wednesday 30 November 2016

The History of African Women and their Hair [HomeTeam History Vid]

I found this video quite interesting and informative!
I came across it whilst looking into a history of African hair styles after reading about the slave history of African head wraps.
The intricate hair styles of African women forced into slavery, were banned by slave/plantation owners and their wives, and the women were therefore ordered to cover their hair, as a way to mask their beauty.
However, the women found a way to make the head coverings look beautiful, and continue to do so, to this day.

The Head Wrap, such an intrinsic part of African culture has a very interesting history

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