Women in ancient Rome sewed their hair.

Roman Portrait Bust of a Woman
Roman Portrait Bust of a Woman, A.C.E. 140-50 (Chicago, IL). By takomabibelot cc2.0

It was originally thought that women in ancient Rome wore wigs but now, research shows that they wore their own hair. How did they manage to put their hair up in such intricate styles? They sewed up the braids and bits together with needle and thread.


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