chesutr (Hair Tie)

About this object

History of use

Used to end braids. Kalash women wear five or seven braids stiffened by sap or pitch called "oshichin". Only during mourning do Kalash women publicly appear with their hair unbraided.

Physical description

Seven twisted and knotted pieces of dark brown wool. Each hair tie is composed of three segments of wool that have been knotted together at one end.