Drawing by @sheyi_pencilz
In South West part of Nigeria are the Yorubas, with centuries of culture about the head ‘Ori’ which trails back to the mythology of Obatala, Olodumare’s second son.
The Head refers to an individual’s spiritual intuition and destiny basically the human consciousness.
Within the Yoruba, the hair on a female’s Head has similar relevance to what the Head signifies. Considered to be an extension of the woman beauty, the Yorubas have overtime fashioned several beautiful and dazzling hairstyles such as SHUKU, KOROBA, KOLESE to name a few.
These hairstyles are not only meant to enhance the female embodiment but also serve other purposes like religion, means of identification, age, political power, ceremony, occupation or even to reflect the mood of the lady.
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