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Zulu hairdressing, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/33

Scope and Contents

202 x 151 mm. The caption continues: 'The women help each other in the elaborate styles. These are all married women, and they twist their short curly hair into strands of wool and cotton mixed with fat and dark red ochre, the whole being fixed firmly. These styles last about seven years! One woman has a small dancing shield. They are obviously preparing for a dance or feast'. The photographer is unknown. An identical appears in an album held by the Killie Campbell Africana Library under the reference: Album D07/001-231 Zulu Customs Book 1 29500 [309425].


  • Creation: 1930 - 1950

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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 1819. CN 3318.



Finding aid date

2004-09-15 16:25:27+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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