Portrait “The mooi om te verbergen” Too beautiful to hide
Dimensions: 93 cm x 63 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Historically, many cultures in continental Africa developed hairstyles that defined status, or identity, regarding age, ethnicity, wealth, social rank, marital status, religion, fertility, adulthood, and death. Hair was carefully groomed by those who understood the aesthetic standard, as the social implications of hair grooming were a significant part of community life.
Dense, thick, clean, and neatly groomed hair was something highly
admired and sought after.