Geographic Location of this wig: Africa This is something that women of color still do today instinctively. If you go on Youtube & search “How to make your own wigs from scratch” You will see thousands of videos on this particular subject. What is most impressive to me is that the majority of the African or […]Read More
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Please keep in mind that Egypt was invaded numerous times in the past. –“The Sorceress”, illustrated by Chris Dacus They could cast actors that looks similar to the people in the Maghreb Region & as far down the Nile River which is an international river that flows through 11 countries that include Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, […]Read More
The only way is EGYPT! 3,000-year-old remains of woman unearthed with 70 hair extensions tied in intricate layers. The pieces were elaborate creations, with one recently uncovered in an Egyptian coffin made up of 70 elaborate extensions fastened together. Out of 100 skulls analysed, 28 still had hair. The type of hair ranged from curly black […]Read More
These are some of my personal and random photos I took from the Brooklyn Museum. Wigs was a sign of higher status in the ancient past, as you know we always had an interest in beauty. Grooming was a way of life. “In ancient Egypt thick hair was favored, and although common women kept their own hair, those of higher […]Read More
Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren did their best but according to a leading Egyptologist, they came nowhere near to an accurate portrayal of ancient Queen Cleopatra. Using images from ancient artifacts including a ring dating from Cleopatra’s reign 2,000 years ago, Cambridge University’s Sally Ann Ashton (above) has pieced together an entirely different image that […]Read More
Born to Angolan fathers and Ukrainian mothers on the tail end of the USSR’s collapse, these two young ladies epitomize the inadvertent consequences of Soviet Cold War foreign policy. Continue: http://www.kyivpost.com/blog/terrell-j-starr/from-soviet-red-two-black-ukrainians-were-born-305677.htmlRead More
Dash asks people on the street to identify Latinos based on physical appearance. Do stereotypes guide people’s perception of a certain “look” of Latino ethnicity? http://youtu.be/-ztOVRSKxqwRead More
http://youtu.be/2653J_aaE_I A jaw-dropping documentary (Part 1 of 3) by Aron Ranen, detailing how Koreans now dominate the black hair care market and have been covertly and strategically displacing black owned companies out of the market for decades even though black peoples are 90% of the consumer base. A truly puzzling, thought provoking as well as troubling piece. […]Read More
Pop singer Jamelia goes in search of the truth behind the multi-million pound human hair extensions industry. Jamelia grew up experimenting with hair extensions and nowadays they have become an essential part of her stage persona. From celebs to schoolgirls, women will spend anything from £20 to £2,000 to clip, glue or sew another girl’s hair on to their heads. This film accompanies Jamelia as she follows a trail of hair back to its roots. The international road trip takes her from the exclusive London salons to a dingy Moscow apartment where men trade human ponytails for cash, and to the hair sacrificing temples of Southern India. The journey brings her face to face with some of her worst fears when she witnesses hair being shaved from toddlers’ heads and a 13 year old who’s flogging her hair in exchange for pocket money. But she’s also humbled by her experience when she connects with women who still choose to sacrifice it for financial or religious purposes.Read More
How does a deeply spiritual offering from Indias poor become a must-have accessory in the salons of Europe? As fashion and faith collide, religious sacrifice is fuelling a multi-billion dollar industry.
Every year millions of Hindus shave their heads in offering to the gods. Its called tonsuring, and its big business. On average we are getting in excess of five tonnes, says hair dealer Mayoor Balsara as he finalises his latest purchase from the temples. Its a classic globalisation story: the sacrificial hair is cheaply sourced in the developing world, and is lining the pockets of those in the west. David Gold is one of them. Each year his company turns over $150 million selling hair extensions sourced from Indias temples. He deflects questions of ethics, arguing that the temples pour profits back into local welfare projects. Its a dubious claim, and yet many Hindus seem happy for their hair to be spun into gold: We gave it to God, and its come back like this. Its beautiful.