View Full Version : look at these braids! (Tuareg)

February 11th, 2010, 05:53 PM
i found this photo a few weeks ago and have been meaning to post the link. i searched the boards for "Tuareg" and did not come up with any threads about their beautiful braids!


if you have any favorite Tuareg links, please post!

February 11th, 2010, 06:17 PM
Wow, interesting!

February 11th, 2010, 06:19 PM
This is the first time I've heard the term or seen a picture.

February 11th, 2010, 07:49 PM
This is the first time I've heard the term or seen a picture.Same here! But they look awesome.:D

February 16th, 2010, 06:50 PM
wow pretty i like the twisty ones that dont look like braids

February 16th, 2010, 07:34 PM
Very unique!

February 16th, 2010, 08:13 PM

Never be afraid of wiki! It's kind of rare to see the braids, well not rare, but not as common. Adult women (it's my understanding) were veils, which is why I think the female in the original link is a young girl.

April 15th, 2010, 09:49 AM
Oh I love it! I fpound this other picture which I really like too: http://images.usatoday.com/travel/_photos/2004/03/29/mali-dance-inside.jpg
I't not very big or clear but I love it :heart:

I also love the headband with the thingy hanging from the front on this one: http://www.ziani-art.com/photos/home/Tin_Hinan.jpg

April 15th, 2010, 09:51 AM
Oh and another thing; I loooove with twisty things. They kinda look like dreadlocks thyat aren't dready XD if that makes sense. XD Just super shiny :heart:

April 15th, 2010, 11:20 AM
According to the wiki posted, the men wear veils, but not the women. Very beautiful braids!

April 15th, 2010, 01:06 PM
Ooo, how pretty, I love the twisty ones.

April 15th, 2010, 01:28 PM
The twisty ones are very similar to a technique used to make a certain style of synthetic dreadlocks (I used to make sets)

Picture (http://quinnster.fqdn.net/dreads/dr99.jpg)

Link to the tutorial (http://quinnster.fqdn.net/dreads/index.html#wrapped)

So basically if you're doing this with your natural hair, you braid a section and then take another piece and wrap it tightly around the braid. Not sure how you would secure it at the bottom considering they just seal it (synth hair is plastic and heat makes it melt/glue together) but you could play around with it! :)

April 15th, 2010, 01:30 PM
They are really nice. I found another photo, not sure if it's the same girl. Probably not, but I think it shows how pretty it looks.

http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/200491975-001.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=5047FA587DE1CADE880877EC58E0B274396BE91544B1208D 5D3147B326D6E549B5AF9B7D601FECA8

Is it just me or are these women absolutely gorgeous?

April 15th, 2010, 06:11 PM
According to the wiki posted, the men wear veils, but not the women. Very beautiful braids!

The men wear a type of scarf wrapped around the head, and cover most of their face with one of the ends. The veil that I've seen women wear is more like a shawl or large scarf placed over the head with the ends hanging down in front.

When we saw Tinariwen perform recently, the woman who was singing with them kept 'resetting' her scarf since it wasn't secured and kept sliding back. It never fell far enough to see how long her hair was though...

April 15th, 2010, 06:27 PM
Omg, how amazing!! Thanks for sharing the band with us!

April 15th, 2010, 09:13 PM

April 4th, 2014, 03:11 PM
Thank you so much for this thread. Really beautiful.