Inspiration- 400 Years Without A Comb 

When watching the documentary 400 Years without a
Slave, I began to think about the maintenance of afro
hair. The documentary spoke about how women and
men would carve their own combs for themselves or as
an offering to a potential partner. I decided it would be
interesting to create some art piece combs myself.

The complex historical and symbolic associations of
African-American hairstyles

“The shaved head was the first step the Europeans took

to erase the slaves’ culture and alter the relationship between
the African and his or her hair.”


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