Explore African Women, African History, and more!

Africa | Igbo woman.  "Hairdressing as a work of Art; charcoal dust and palm oil are freely used, but should necessity arise the structure must be cut away entirely as it cannot be undone" | ©George Thomas Basden, published in 1921

Hair - dressing as a work of art. "Charcoal dust and palm oil are freely used, but should necessity arise, the structure must be cut away entirely as it cannot be ‘undone’". Igbo woman, Nigeria (via thefemaletyrant)

King MUTARA RUDAHIGWA and Queen Rosalie GICANDA

King MUTARA RUDAHIGWA and Queen Rosalie GICANDA

Guinean woman and her baby from Dalaba, French Guinea (modern day Guinea). Scanned from old postcard

sells an item at a starting price of until Friday, 7 October 2016 CEST in the French Guinea category on Delcampe

Africa | Fulani woman.  Niger || Vintage postcard; collection G. Labitte.  Date 1955

Stunningly Cute Ghana Braids Styles For 2017

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

Nasara, one of the wives of Akenge with typical fan-shaped style of the Zande, Democratic Republic Congo.

Africa | For centuries the Ngandjera and Kwaluudhi have occupied the western regions of the area formerly known as Ovamboland. In the past the coiffures worn by their girls and women were of such stunning beauty that they were known far beyond their tribal areas. ca. 1940s | Photo: A. Schertz, Collection Antje Otto

Ngandjera – the oshikoma and iipando Headdress

From the book Hair in African Art and Culture edited by Roy Sieber and Frank Herreman)

Pinterest
Search