07 Oct

Hair Extensions

For some reason, I thought hair extensions were relatively a new cultural development.  I knew they were not new to Hollywood or the movie industry; but as it turns out, there is nothing at all new about hair extensions.  They were popular with everyday folks in the ancient city of Amarna in Egypt.  Apparently women have been enhancing their locks, with hair extensions, for not only centuries but millennia!  I am always amazed at finding out how far ahead of what we think of as modernity the Egyptians and others were in their own eras.

The photos by Jolanda Bos and Lonneke Beukenholdt illustrate vividly that hair extensions were popular, even on the dead. You may have to copy (control C) and paste (control V) the link into your browser.


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