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PostSubject: Re: Hair today - excommunicated tomorrow   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 05:21

My vote goes to Richard Armitage, much better looking than Henry VII. what was the name of the Movie where RA played R111?

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PostSubject: Re: Hair today - excommunicated tomorrow   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 07:11

Hi Gran,

It's not been made yet - just talked about. One lives in hope.
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PostSubject: Re: Hair today - excommunicated tomorrow   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 21:15

Richard Armstrong would be perfect Temp, I am so sick of Tudor themes. On another tack Temp I am reading a book which you may like, it was among our "Librarians choice" books called The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad I have found it most interesting up to now of how this guy who really loves books and tries to survive and keep his books going through different regimes in Kabul. At one point he has 11,000 books hidden in attics all over Kabul, and another time how the Taliban burn every book he has with pictures of people or animals.

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PostSubject: Re: Hair today - excommunicated tomorrow   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 21:51

Shah Muhammad Rais, the "bookseller" of the title, described the book as "so slanderous that every copy should be destroyed". He is presently pursuing Seierstad through the Norwegian courts for compensation. Her publishers have already been ordered to pay a sum to one of his wives who was particularly badly portrayed in her book. Åsne took a few liberties with the truth, it appears, and never thought a Kabul bookseller would have the means or determination to do much afterwards about defamation of his character by a journalist, who he and his family had put up as a member of their own family for a year, and who then profited enormously from misrepresenting her experience and writing an account which panders to every western preconception and prejudice regarding Afghan muslim society.
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PostSubject: Re: Hair today - excommunicated tomorrow   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 21:56

But getting back to hairstyles over the years - this one has been practised in China for centuries and is used primarily on the heads of male children - does anyone know why? Is there a practical reason?

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PostSubject: Re: Hair today - excommunicated tomorrow   Sun 01 Apr 2012, 06:50

@Gran wrote:
Richard Armstrong would be perfect Temp, I am so sick of Tudor themes. On another tack Temp I am reading a book which you may like, it was among our "Librarians choice" books called The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad I have found it most interesting up to now of how this guy who really loves books and tries to survive and keep his books going through different regimes in Kabul. At one point he has 11,000 books hidden in attics all over Kabul, and another time how the Taliban burn every book he has with pictures of people or animals.

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PostSubject: Re: Hair today - excommunicated tomorrow   Sun 01 Apr 2012, 18:07

@nordmann wrote:
But getting back to hairstyles over the years - this one has been practised in China for centuries and is used primarily on the heads of male children - does anyone know why? Is there a practical reason?


Is this a religious thing?

Or just a practical precaution against lice infestation?

Girls' hair was often *braided* as a protection against nits - was it easier simply to shave little boys' heads?
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PostSubject: Re: Hair today - excommunicated tomorrow   Sun 01 Apr 2012, 18:58

It's seems an old custom, several of the Song dynasty paintings of children have that style.


In one discussion forum it's suggested that it's to highlight and so protect the anterior fontanelle but I can't find anything more reliable unless anyone can make sense of this http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-NBFZ200903033.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Hair today - excommunicated tomorrow   Sun 01 Apr 2012, 23:17

That Chinese cut looks like the good old twopenny orloff of the 1930s.
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PostSubject: Re: Hair today - excommunicated tomorrow   Mon 02 Apr 2012, 05:31

I know that in Greece it was tradition to shave a child's hair off at about 3yrs, it was believed that shaving the hair would promote a thicker and healthier head of hair. Some Albanian parents will still do it though, so the practice was wider spread than just Greece.

But the Chinese practice of leaving the front in tact seems to suggest a deeper significance. Religious perhaps?
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