This is a collection I have gathered of tribal hair sculptures , these are the only real reference to how the hair would have been in the past and now.
This was a sculpture I found at the Horniman museum in London , I really like the plaits and the pattern they have created alongside the scarification . The height in this hair is something I want to recreate , I would achieve this using wire or stuffing, it is something I would have to practise.
Image found : http://www.africanarthba.com/images/hairstyle/hairpix1.jpg
This hair appear to be braided following the contours of the head , it then looks as though a headdress has been worn or the hair has been adorned with jewellery . Again these are circular shapes which I have found is very common shape amongst tribes . I also would like to recreate the round fat dread locks that look like spikes, I could achieve this with stuffing .
Image found :http://www.echinacities.com/userfiles/2011-Year/2-Month/16-Day/image002(2).jpg
This Sculpture has an interesting Kriss Cross pattern , this could be a good hair style to trail , as this also reflects the environment they live in , as many tribes create their homes out of weaved wood . The large point could be recreated with polystyrene balls or flatten polystyrene .
Image found : http://www.genuineafrica.com/images/Rasta/African-Masks/African-Masks-Rasta-Mask-21-FR.jpg
The sounds that must come from the mask must be amazing every time the head is turned the mask will make a unique noise . I think this would be difficult to recreate as I would not know how to attach the metal cylinders to the hair.