Friday, 11 September 2009

Look at these teeny locs from african tribes











*These images aren't mine. They're from african tribes.org.* (see Afro Glitz online mag titled 'sisterlocks began in Africa').Visit them to see more and read about these obscure tribes that you don't often hear about.. I couldn't help but be struck with the similarities with sisterlocks! Wow! Is that where the idea came from? I must say I know next to nothing about these african tribes.(located somewhere between Ethiopia and Sudan)Although I'm a full African - West African,there are many tribes and cultures across the continent, and many are totally alien to me and I find the customs quite strange, but fascinating. I mean some paint their bodies and hair with a mixture of red ochre butter and herbs and I find it most intriguing.Where can I find that mixture I wonder...But just look at these intricate tiny locs. The woman with the baby looks like hers might be braids.

7 comments:

Amba said...

Beautiful!!

N'Joi ... naturally...x said...

Amazing ... nothing new under the sun eh...btw your tag line is speaking to me, :)Bless you.

Shelly said...

These are great pictures. I do love the hair and their skin is absolutely beautiful -- look at those kids' skin! I love the hair. Thanks for sharing.

msfullroller said...

They are beautiful!!

Kittylocks said...

We are really beautiful Kittylocks.

cheleski68 said...

love this!

Mom of 2 African beauties said...

Found you while doing a google search for DIY sisterlocks. I have seen tribes who wear these hairstyles in southern Ethiopia when we travelled there in 2007 and 2011 to pick up our two Ethiopian adopted daughters. My 8 yr old wears micro braids most of the time now and I am trying to decide if I should attempt a more permanent style. Great inspiration.