Video: Hair Mythology: Game Of Thrones Braids
The third season of the legendary "Game of Thrones" was marked by the release of the first episodes. The outfits of the heroes changed the fabrics to heavier ones, but the intensity of passions did not diminish, and women's hair was gathered in equally dense knots.
I don’t think it is worth dwelling on the description of the series, which has long been familiar to everyone at least by hearsay. I'll go straight to the topic of the post. Since the story of "Game of Thrones" is conducted in a historical, albeit fictional, period of time, the customs and level of culture of the characters exist approximately between the primitive and medieval eras. Hence the value of long female hair. The most desperate rebel participating in the project, if there is one, will have her hair hidden in a scarf, covered with a chaste hood or replaced with artificial ones.
The heroines of the series have gorgeous hair of various shades - from white, like that of a khalisi, to fiery, like a Red Woman who bewitched Stanis Baratheon. Under conditions of not very good hygiene, girls, of course, have to remove their hair, they already walk around shaggy half of the screen time. Braids save. They are used not only for practical purposes, but also as a designation of their origin (southerners-northerners), and on special occasions they are collected in complex hairstyles.
It is not so difficult to braid the braids of the main characters, and every girl will find a reason to repeat her hairstyle. It is quite natural that the fans quickly mastered the basic weaving: French braids, plaits and their combinations. For example, Lucky magazine has a good selection of Game of Thrones characters and workshops. The most interesting hairstyles, of course, are for the main characters. Daenerys Stormborn (Halisi). Her legendary whitish hair (a distinctive feature of the Targaryens), we see either loose or gathered in braids. The most memorable weaving is perhaps this wide braid.
Cersei Lannister. As befits a queen, she is always graceful. As a southerner, she has a pleasant blonde hair color. Her styling, as, indeed, of all other female characters, is highly dependent on the plot twist and setting. When Cersei takes care of her children, she appears with loose, slightly wavy hair. When he protects the throne, he gathers them into a dense high structure. A soft, romantic version of the hairstyle is presented in the master class. Sansa Stark, it just so happened, tried on the hairstyles of the northerners, which she is by birth, and the southerners, which she should be like. Quite simple and interesting weaving is demonstrated in the video.
On the solemn and saddest day for Sansa, her hair was braided like a king.
Caitlin Stark, Sansa's mother, is more traditional in her hair choices.
The same cannot be said about her youngest daughter Aria Stark. The little rebel refused to be a lady, and later she had to pretend to be a boy altogether. She succeeded in this largely by changing her hairstyle.
Cutting her hair - a kind of symbolic act - became a saving decision for the girl. Having lost her braids, she seemed to have lost an important sign of her identification as a woman. A similar metamorphosis happened with another heroine of "Game of Thrones" - Brienne Tart. It took her a long and difficult time and has to prove that she is worthy of the traditionally male knight title.
The value of long hair in early cultures is known from fairy tales, when the hair, for example, contained the life force of a character. In Jewish culture, cutting a woman's hair accompanies her marriage. Folk omens scare pregnant girls and do not order a change of image without the approval of the Moon. There is nothing far-fetched in the fact that in the TV series "Game of Thrones" hair carries an important semantic load - color and braids determine the origin and place of residence. This whole story about hair seems to refer to ancient cultural codes, but have hairstyles ceased to be a significant, and sometimes even the main part of the image now?