Dreads (Paperback)

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    Dreadlocks are a modern phenomenon with roots reaching as far back as the fifth century. According to ancient Hindu beliefs, dreads signified a singleminded pursuit of the spiritual. Devotion to God displaced vanity, and hair was left to its own ...

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    Dreadlocks are a modern phenomenon with roots reaching as far back as the fifth century. According to ancient Hindu beliefs, dreads signified a singleminded pursuit of the spiritual. Devotion to God displaced vanity, and hair was left to its own devices.

    Dreads captures this organic explosion of hair in all its beautiful, subversive glory. One hundred duotone portraits present dread-heads from around the world, in all walks of life. Interviewed on location by the photographers, jatta-wearers wax philosophic about the integrity of their hair, and every stunning image confirms their choice. Alice Walker puts words to pictures, offering lyrical ruminations about her decision to let her own mane mat.

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    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    ISBN 9781579651503
    Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 144
    Publisher Date 1999-01-10 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Artisan
    Height 12.0 in
    Wdth 10.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 2.55 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Mastalia, Francesco

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