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Title: Significance of braids
Post by: Sinfath on October 28, 2016, 09:21:23 am
Em Hotep,

I have been trying to find what, if any, significance braids had in ancient Egypt. I have looked it up several times but most of what I find is about children's styles. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Title: Re: Significance of braids
Post by: Temseniaset on October 28, 2016, 03:18:54 pm
Hotep

Honestly I am pretty sure it was more fashion than religious and easier to work with for wigs.  Most Egyptians wore their have shaved and used wigs instead to protect themselves from lice.  If you look through their art different eras had different hairstyles.
Title: Re: Significance of braids
Post by: Tanebet on October 28, 2016, 03:50:44 pm
you might find this one interesting

https://www.academia.edu/2143290/Tassie_G._J._2011._What_your_hair_says_about_you_changes_in_hairstyles_as_an_indicator_of_state_formation_processes_

from the same author is: I'm Osiris, No I'm Osiris, No I'm Osiris. Hairstyles and the afterlife
Abstract of Papers. Tenth International Congress of Egyptologists. University of the Aegean Rhodes, 22-29 May 2008.

Title: Re: Significance of braids
Post by: Saymari on October 29, 2016, 03:47:11 am

from the same author is: I'm Osiris, No I'm Osiris, No I'm Osiris. Hairstyles and the afterlife


I love that article name