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Amasunzu hairstyle: Rwanda

The Amasunzu traditional hairstyle is hands down one of the most creative ever. Still being worn today, it was and still is a symbol of pride in Rwanda.

The Amasunzu hairstyle represented different roles and stages in life of women and men. When warriors wore the style, it symbolized strength and bravery. Worn by women, it usually marked marital status and virginity. Young woman wore it before they were married. After marriage, some women let their hair grow freely.

Photo: anothermag.com
Photo: anothermag.com
Photo: anothermag.com
Photo: anothermag.com
Photo: anothermag.com
Amasunzu. Photo: anothermag.com
Photo: anothermag.com
Amasunzu. Photo: anothermag.com
Photo: Hegh / Pintrest
Amasunzu. Photo: Hegh / Pintrest
Rwandan man with Amasunzu hairstyle, 1923. Photo: Anothermag
Rwandan man with Amasunzu hairstyle, 1923. Photo: Anothermag
Rwandan man with Amasunzu hairstyle, 1923. Photo: Anothermag
Rwandan man with Amasunzu hairstyle, 1923. Photo: Anothermag
Traditional Rwandan hairstyle
Traditional Amasunzu Rwandan hairstyle

Source: anothermag.com

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