Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

For Malagasy people, residents of the Republic of Madagascar, hairstyle occupies an important place and is a special art. Each type of hairstyle has its own specifics and meaning in accordance with the diversity of customs of ethnic groups or tribes of the island. Let's take a look at retro pictures of Madagascar women and their colorful hairstyles from the 20th century.

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Malagasy people have always paid special attention to the hairstyle — for them it is a whole art. Malagasy women change their hairstyles depending on the occasion, and if you consider that 18 ethnic groups with a rich and diverse culture live on the island of Madagascar, then the number of different types of hair styling is simply off the scale.

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Traditionally, a hairstyle is considered an ornament that is created for more than one hour, emphasizes and even models the face due to the shape.

The form of the hairstyle is selected according to age, marital status and occasion: for example, there is a hairstyle for ceremonies (family celebrations, rituals), a hairstyle for everyday life, a hairstyle for mourning.

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

In addition, different decorative elements can be used to create hairstyles. The art of combing is passed down from generation to generation within ethnic groups.

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art form

Keywords: Women | Art | Madagascar | Hairstyle

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