Traditional Malagasy Hairstyle Art of Early 20th Century

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Now back to the Madagascan hairstyles. To some cultures, the hairstyle is an artform more important than to others. The traditional life of Malagasy, today known as Madagascar was full of dedicated skillful, and meticulous women who made an art of their hair that had special meaning and occasion. In the early 20th century these ladies would wear Lambas (shawl made of various fabrics in solid colors or patterns), hats, and other fancy jewelry they could add to create a unique look. Depending on age, marital status, and special occasions, each style clearly revealed a story in an elegant manner. There were hairstyles for the mornings and other ones for the rest of the day. During the ceremonies everyone including, little girls and boys, as well as old people female and male, everyone would have a different hairstyle. This was the art of hairstyling that was a beautiful tradition of the Malagasy people.

Enjoy the hairstyling artform from the early 20th century of the Malagasy people

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Each hairstyle existed for each occasion. For the morning, for the day, for celebrations, mournings, for both men and women, young and old.

Malagasy is today known as Madagascar

Hairstyling was a very important part of the Malagasy culture

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Women would also use ‘lambas’, hats, and jewelry to create a unique look to perfectly fit the occasion.

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