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Hair in Sierra Leone - The Women
Africans have traditionally worn cornrows for certain festivals and celebrations or as a regular daily hairstyle. Members fo the Temne and Yoruba groups in Africa might spend hours or even days creating a cornrow style and cornrowing is regarded as an art as well as a hairstyling technique. ” 3 And I would suspect that a majority of groups across the continent also spend a significant...
Hair in Sierra Leone - The Men
Sierra Leone, West Africa where the dominant ethnic groups are Mende and Temne, however there also exist Kono and Fula ethnic groups. During my recent trip I was reminded of the significance of our hair through the intricate, diverse styles that flower the heads of mostly every Sierra Leoneon, from young to old. Mohawk is African style! The mohawk is what we know it as if we were born in the...
The Meaning of African Hair
Hi my name is Ayesha and I’m the lead author for this blog. As other writers come on I will add information about them here. So this blog is an extension of a video that I created a few years ago by the same name., originally posted on a little channel called Najahface in 2008. Actually this is the modern-day living breathing representation of a project that I hope will circumnavigate the...