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West African Traditional Hairstyles
Popular for their infinite style possibilities and profiled by top models, gracing the stages at High Fashion and Avante Garde Shows; the communicative functions of West African traditional hairstyles are masked under a stylisation of simplified forms, imposing structures and ornateness.
Each geographical region has its customary appeal and each tribe its uniqueness. This creative mode of non-verbal and visual communication revealed the primeval and physical measure of the indigenous life cycle, by serving as a pictorial intermediary; informative, educative, cautionary and entertaining, at a period when community members relied on ‘word of mouth’ exchanges to discuss and conclude on societal matters.