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Africa | Mangbetu hairstyle, Congo. ca 1920 - 1930s | © Casimir Ostoja Zagourski (1880 - 1941)

Africa | Mangbetu hairstyle, Congo. ca 1920 - 1930s | © Casimir Ostoja Zagourski (1880 - 1941)

A Yombe woman, in the Congo, sporting a hairstyle very similar to the mid-length ancient Egyptian styles, her own natural hair in tiny twists. This hairstyle was worn up until the in the Caribbean by descendants of Congolese captured for slavery.

#katiesfunkyfaces Tribal Queen  Green, brown & black eye make-up with tribal face paint

#katiesfunkyfaces Tribal Queen Green, brown & black eye make-up with tribal face paint

Africa | Portrait of a Wodaabe woman with traditional silver earrings, braided hair and facial tattoos, Tahoua, Niger | © Steve McCurry, from his "The Sahel Desert" Album #braids #tattoo

Africa | Portrait of a Wodaabe woman with traditional silver earrings, braided hair and facial tattoos, Tahoua, Niger | © Steve McCurry, from his "The Sahel Desert" Album #braids #tattoo

Punu masks represent the idealised beauty of Punu women, and should only be carved by Punu men.    They are portrayed with their traditional high-domed hairstyle, diamond- shaped scarification marks on their forehead and they often have eyes that display Oriental characteristics. The elaborate Punu hairstyles suggest that the wearer is wealthy as her hair has not been flattened by the need to carry goods. Sometimes Punu masks are painted white with kaolin clay to represent the spirits of…

Punu masks represent the idealised beauty of Punu women, and should only be carved by Punu men. They are portrayed with their traditional high-domed hairstyle, diamond- shaped scarification marks on their forehead and they often have eyes that display Oriental characteristics. The elaborate Punu hairstyles suggest that the wearer is wealthy as her hair has not been flattened by the need to carry goods. Sometimes Punu masks are painted white with kaolin clay to represent the spirits of…

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