Uncontrollable Hair

A handmade book

This handmade book has been created using the linocut printing technique. It tells a story about about spirits, uncontrollable hair a magic comb and two girls (Abebi and Maisie). What inspired the artist in the creation of this book are the traditions of an African tribe called Himba and a real event that happened to her hair.

Uncontrollable Hair

A gold magic comb
the little Abebi is making
to style her hair when the teenager age is taking
the love she found
and her hair has been turned around
Abebi becomes a wife and a baby came to life
in her new busy home, she forgot her magic comb
the hair without any care
went all up in the air
it went crazy
and strangled Abebi
What does now remains?
Only the spirit of the hair.

The gold magic comb
travels to arrive in another little girl home
Masie plays without knowing
that thanks to the comb her hair was growing
her hair long and shiny become
until she broke the comb
the hair without any care
went all up in the air
it went crazy
and strangled Masie
What does now remains?
Only the spirit of the hair.