Thursday, July 12, 2012

fit for royals

In todays society, dreadlocks are misunderstood. 
They are often thought of as dirty, low-class, representing homelessness, drug use, or a desire to be part of another culture. 

However, the truth is that dreads were often the sign of royalty and holiness throughout history. 

They predate the Jamaican / Rastafarian culture that they are most often associated with today by thousands of years. 

Dreads were worn by kings and pharaohs,
 holy men, 
gurus, and philosophers since the earliest known times. 
They were a part of every civilization, religion and culture.

Dreadlocks were worn by many figures in the bible, as well as famous pharaohs of Egypt;King Tut's dreadlocks still survive to this day.