Laois Africa Day 2021 – Hair Braiding


Meet Sonia. Sonia will demonstrate the art of braiding. Braiding has been used to style hair for thousands of years in many different cultures around the world.

 

In many African tribes, hairstyles are unique and used to identify each tribe. Braid patterns or hairstyles can be an sign of a person’s community, age, marital status, wealth, power, social position, and religion.

 

Laois Africa Day 2021 is brought to you by Laois County Council in partnership with Laois African Support Group, supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs.