Buddha Wednesday sale - 25% + 10% off on all Buddhist Items
BooksHistoryHairstyl...

Hairstyle – Panorama of the Tribal World

Description Read Full Description
Foreword This volume is an outcome of the many years of fieldwork among various groups by successive teams of anthropologists aided by the members of the Photography unit of the Anthropological Survey of India. Hairstyle is more than just a statement of fashion; it embodies aspects of aesthetics, skills, and customs and indicates in many ways, the social-structural dimensions of society. Tradition, heritage and social identity are also embodied through hairstyle as is sometimes, individua...
Foreword

This volume is an outcome of the many years of fieldwork among various groups by successive teams of anthropologists aided by the members of the Photography unit of the Anthropological Survey of India. Hairstyle is more than just a statement of fashion; it embodies aspects of aesthetics, skills, and customs and indicates in many ways, the social-structural dimensions of society. Tradition, heritage and social identity are also embodied through hairstyle as is sometimes, individual identity or status within a social group. In other words, hairstyle is a marker of many aspects and tells us about the people. Hairstyle tells us about the mind-set of people, permits us to glimpse into the myriad word of ideas and concepts and helps us attain a more complete understanding of group’s vis-à-vis others.

 

Introduction

A cursory glance at the famous bronze statuette of Harappa, frescos of Ajanta, images of Khajuraho or Konark evinces an appreciable number of detailed depictions of human figures. The skillful maneuvering of hair `received equal importance from the artists along with the gestures of human body. The art of hairdo drew attention of writers and poets. It impressed them so much that this art has found a place in many great literary works of all times.

Lifestyle of the tribal people of India shows a wide range of hairdo. The hairstyle in many tribes is emblematic of age, sex, social rank or civil condition of individuals.

Both clean shaving and part shaving are practised by the tribal people. Front shaving is practised by a number of tribes, namely Kuvi Kondh, Bhatra, Dhurwa, Yanadi and others. They themselves do the shaving irrespective of sex with the help of a glass piece, shell, razor or knife, as available. Utilization of the services of a barber is prohibited as a custom in many societies like the Kamars of Madhya Pradesh.

The knowledge of taking proper care of hair varies from society to society. A kind of locally available alkaline earth is used by a number of tribes for cleaning hair. They identify the particular type of earth with the help of their traditional knowledge. The tribes of Bastar and the Chik Baraiks of Rinchi refer to this kind of earth as manmitti and chiknamitti respectively. The Bhils use mud, milk or soap for the purpose. The Nicobarese apply a handful of grated coconut to clean the hair. Soap or shampoo for cleaning hair is a recent introduction among many tribes.

Oil of coconut, mustard, castor, seasame, karanj, mohowa or kusum are applied on the hair by a number of tribes all over India. The Baigas of Madhya Pradesh or the pastoralist Todas of the Nilgiri Hills use ghee for luster.

Hair is combed very softly and made free from unwanted clots. Wooden or bamboo combs are used for the purpose. Plastic comb has also been introduced nowadays.

 

Contents

 

  Introduction  
  Hair -  
  Disheveled 3-8
  Tied 9
  Bun  
  Hanging 10
  Tied 11-13
  Plait  
  Single 14-15
  Double 16
  Multiple 17
  Plaiting coupled with bun 18
  Knot 19-24

 

Sample Page

Item Code: NAB739 Author: Bharati DebiAnshu Prokash Nandan Cover: Paperback Edition: 2000 Publisher: Anthropological Survey of India, Kolktata ISBN: 8185579601 Size: 8.5 inch X 10.7 inch Pages: 28 (Illustrated Throughout In B/W & Colour) Other Details: weight of book 216 gms
Price: $20.00
Discounted: $15.00
Shipping Free
Viewed 11321 times since 1st Sep, 2015
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Hairstyle – Panorama of the Tribal World (History | Books)

Two Young Bedia Women – A Tribe Earning Its Bread by Dancing
Tribal Couple: Brass-Casts from Bastar
Potters Sisters
Banjaras: A Nomadic Tribe of Rajasthan
Ten-Armed Kali, or Mahakali
Banam Myth and Cosmology of the Santhals (DVD)
Path Breaking Dancer : Dr. Sonal Mansingh (Odishi and Contemporary Choreographies) (With Booklet Inside) (DVD)
Ahir (Audio CD)
Social Movements in India (Studies in Peasant, Backward Classes, Sectarian, Tribal and Women's Movements)
Images and Representation of the Rural Woman (A Study of the Selected Novels of Indian Women Writers )
Women's Studies and Women's Movement in India Since The 1970s: An Overview
Tribals in Indian Narratives
Indian Literature in Tribal Languages: Mizo Songs and Folk Tales
Hundred Tamil Folk and Tribal Tales
An Approach to The Cultural Mapping of North-East India: In Respect of Tribal Tales
Tribal Religions
Testimonials
I don't know how Exotic India does it but they are amazing. Whenever I need a book this is the first place I shop. The best part is they are quick with the shipping. As always thank you!!!
Shyam Maharaj
Great selection. Thank you.
William, USA
appreciate being able to get this hard to find book from this great company Exotic India.
Mohan, USA
Both Om bracelets are amazing. Thanks again !!!
Fotis, Greece
Thank you for your wonderful website.
Jan, USA
Awesome collection! Certainly will recommend this site to friends and relatives. Appreciate quick delivery.
Sunil, UAE
Thank you so much, I'm honoured and grateful to receive such a beautiful piece of art of Lakshmi. Please congratulate the artist for his incredible artwork. Looking forward to receiving her on Haida Gwaii, Canada. I live on an island, surrounded by water, and feel Lakshmi's present all around me.
Kiki, Canada
Nice package, same as in Picture very clean written and understandable, I just want to say Thank you Exotic India Jai Hind.
Jeewan, USA
I received my order today. When I opened the FedEx packet, I did not expect to find such a perfectly wrapped package. The book has arrived in pristine condition and I am very impressed by your excellent customer service. It was my pleasure doing business with you and I look forward to many more transactions with your company. Again, many thanks for your fantastic customer service! Keep up the good work.
Sherry, Canada
I received the package today... Wonderfully wrapped and packaged (beautiful statue)! Please thank all involved for everything they do! I deeply appreciate everyone's efforts!
Frances, USA