Hairstyles in Ancient Indian Scupltures

This week’s Thursday Challenge has the theme STYLE (Hair). I took this as an opportunity to share pictures of hairstyles of ancient times in India depicted through Indian sculptures.

Women in ancient times maintained long hair which is evident from the numerous sculpted images in ancient temples. The above shot taken in Hampi, Karnataka is one such depiction. At the bottom corner you can see a little monkey pulling her long hair. The sculptor tried to induce some humor in work I guess.

There are other images which depict very elaborate and decorative headgear. In the image above, the sculptor has depicted the male figure supporting the fancy hairstyle while whispering sweet nothings as the female figure rests her hand on his shoulder.

The figure below is one close shot of another hairstyle.

Musical Instruments
Statue of Buddha at Belum Caves

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