Hairstyles of women of Madagascar as a separate art formPictolic
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.
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.
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.
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.