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Човешката коса в културата на Древна Тракия
Human Hair in Ancient Thracian Culture

Author(s): Miroslav Izdimirski
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Photography, Visual Arts, Comparative history, Ethnohistory, Social history, Ancient World, History of Art
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: human hair; Thracian culture; Thracian hair-do

Summary/Abstract: In the analysis suggested, I make an attempt first and foremost to gather in one place all evidence on the function and meaning of human hair in Thracian culture. Human hair, save for being a biological factum, is an object of impression in human culture, i.e., it is a unique cultural phenomenon. I consider written evidences on the specific Thracian hair-do, as noted by the ancient authors, as well as the evidence according to which Thracians were red-haired. I pay attention to the archeologic findings of human hair in ancient Thrace, to visual evidences about hair-dos and colour in human hairs, as well as some folklore evidences on treatments of human hair, precisely as the object and subject of human culture.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 25
  • Page Range: 158-193
  • Page Count: 39
  • Language: English, Bulgarian