Created with Sumi ink, Acrylic ink, white ink pen on paper
Box braids are a quintessential protective hair style known for its versatility and function. For me box braids remind me of my sisters going off to get their hair done for hours and hours in the late 90s, the women of 125th street who have the most nimble and dexterous hands, and the first braided style I ever learned to do on my own.
Box braids remind me of returning to childhood, recognizing nostalgia, but then allowing for growth and transformation.
Measurements (in inches)
Overall original with frame 6 x 8
4 ½ x 6 ½