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Mwila octopus hairstyle - Angola by Eric Lafforgue Hairstyles are very important and meaningful in Mwila culture. Women coat their hair with a red paste called, oncula, which is made of crushed red stone. They also put a mix of oil, crushed tree bark, dried cow dung and herbs on their hair.
Caroline, Mudimba girl smile - Angola Mudimba young girl dressed for a wedding. Most of the women were wearing some clothes as it was a christian wedding, but some stayed in their tribal clothes: topless! Combelo village, south Angola © Eric Lafforgue www.ericlafforgue...
Mumuhuila hairstyle - Angola She looks serious on the picture, but imagine 100 people around laughing at her, joking, shouting!The hairstyle is made of dried cow dungs, herbs, roots, trunks, oil and fat. The number of big dreadlocks has a meaning: 3 dreadlocks means there is a dead people in the family. 4 to 6 dreadlocks is the normal style. The dreadlocks are called “Nontombi”.The big yellow necklace she wears means she’s ready to be married, it is called Vikeka. © Eric Laff