Very retro: Roman Vestal virgin hairstyle, reconstructed

by LittleBlackCar on January 10, 2013 · 3 comments

in Vintage Sewing

This is a bit off-topic but it’s very, very, interesting.  The video shows you how to reconstruct (as best researchers can tell) the braided hairstyle of the Roman Vestal virgin priestesses.

A bit more on the Vestals, from Wikipedia (yeah, I know–not academic).

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Debbie January 10, 2013 at 11:30 am

Wow! Fascinating…reminiscent of nuns

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Evie January 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Totally cool!! Thanks for posting.

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Tegan January 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm

This is amazing. Also, how do I get that job? :-P

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