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Ethiopian braids | Beauty of Ethiopia

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Ethiopian braids | Beauty of Ethiopia

Today, Afroculture.net take you on a trip to Ethiopia to discover the beauty of Ethiopian braids.

Ethiopian braids are pretty cornrow braids on the front of the hair accompanied by a braided crown curly and voluminous at the back composed of extensions. Some people call this style of traditional hairstyle albaso braids, Tigray shuriba or Tigray braids.

Who does this traditional hairstyle?

Ethiopian braids have different names depending on the region of Ethiopia where they come from.

Indeed, Albaso braids are the traditional habesha hairstyle of Ethiopia and Eritrea. They are composed of 7 large cornrow braids on the front with pretty curly hair in the back.

This traditional hairstyle also known as “Tigray Braids” is very popular in Northern Ethiopia among the Tigray and Amhara people.

They do this traditional hairstyle for special events and ceremonies.

What are their meanings?

These hairstyles are diverse and represent the country’s many ethnic groups. They characterize and distinguish each ethnicity and play an important role in traditional societies.

Certain hairstyles can explain a person’s gender, beliefs, marital status and the ceremonies they participate in.

How to make Ethiopian braids?

To make this Ethiopian hairstyle, seven to several cornrow braids are made, braided or woven on rolled hair tubes. These large rows are alternated with smaller cornrow braids, while the crown-shaped curly hair is left at the back.

Thin cornrow braids with crown and extensions

Large cornrow braids + buckled crown in the back

 

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