Wednesday, December 29, 2010

amalhayatee:Somalis (until this day) call little...


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via maia medicine on 11/19/10


Somalis (until this day) call little girls foodleey (meaning one with bangs), and the term stemmed from the traditional nomadic hairstyles. Little girls' hairs would be shaved off, leaving only bangs, and sometimes a few strands of hair at the top of the head and around the hairline (like in the photo).

When the girl hits puberty, her hair would be allowed to grow, and she would keep them in braids. This was somewhat of a signal to young men that the girl was ready to be courted and eventually married.

Once married, hair would then be wrapped in a shaash, which I spoke about in this post.


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