Vintage Photos From The 1920's Show The Creativity Of Rwandan Hairstyles and Cuts
The Amasunzu traditional hairstyle is just another example of how creativity is in our blood and how some of our ancient traditions still live on in the diaspora. 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.