Woman with feather and other hair ornaments, Oulad-Hamid, Sudan. Photo: Bernatzik, first half of 20th century. | Photo and text from the book Hair in African Art and Culture, Edit by Roy Sieber and Frank Herreman, The Museum for African Art, New York, 2000.
Mwila octopus hairstyle - Angola by Eric Lafforgue Hairstyles are very important and meaningful in Mwila culture. Women coat their hair with a red paste called, oncula, which is made of crushed red stone. They also put a mix of oil, crushed tree bark, dried cow dung and herbs on their hair.