An Early Hairstyle

This rather elaborate hairstyle is from a bog rind at Elling Mose, Denmark. It dates from approximately 100 B.C. The woman's hair was about 90 cm long, and it was arranged in the following manner:

Figure 1 shows the illustration of the cape, and presumably the hairstyle, worn by the woman. Berta of Southern Isles and I played around with this, although neither one or us has hair that is close to 90 cm long. Figure 2a shows a two-strand braid, Figure 2b shows a three-strand braid, and Figure 2c shows our interpretation of the hairstyle based on the above description.

Figure 1

Figure 2a

Figure 2b

Figure 2c



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