Monday, 4 July 2011

British Togoland or Ghana, Africa: a man with metal woven into his hair. Photograph by Kurt Lubinski, 1940/1960.

"Head-dress or form of 'torture', made of chain-mail. The hair is woven into it at the age of puberty and cannot be removed. It gets exceedingly hot in the tropical sun, Konkomba, British Togoland"--exhibition caption

- pretty damn awesome, although not if it was on your head.

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