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Ancient Sunrise Henna for Hair: History

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Henna for Hair
Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair: History
Catherine Cartwright-Jones PhD

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Ancient Sunrise Henna for Hair Chapter 2

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 2
The History of Henna Hair Dye

Part 1: The Evolution and Migration of Henna into Cultural Practices
 
Links to specific topics in this chapter
  • Theoretical Use of Henna in Prehistory 
    • The History of Henna Hair Dye in Pre-History
    • Henna in Ancient Egypt
    • Henna in the Ebers Papyrus
  • Henna, Astronomy, and the Agro-Ecology of the Mediterranean Bronze Age
    • The Evolution and Migration of Henna into Cultural Practices
    • Henna, Astronomy, and the Agro-Ecology of the Mediterranean Bronze Age
    • Evidence of henna in the wall paintings of 1600 BCE lustral basin in Xeste III prior to the Santorini eruption 
    • Artifacts showing markings consistent with a bride with hennaed hands in depictions of women in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean
    • Henna in Mycenae at the End of the Bronze Age
  • Ancient Mesopotamian and Levantine Henna 
    • Evaluating claims of ancient henna use and searching for origins
    • Henna and Mesopotamia
    • Henna, conquest, and change following the collapse of the Bronze Age
    • The Royal Unguent
    • Henna in archeology, cultural assumptions and imaginings
    • Conquest, identity, and the erasure of henna in the southern Levant 
    • Reading ninth century BCE henna in the Book of Kings: Jezebel
    • Echoes of Bronze Age Canaanite Henna in the Song of Songs 
    • Imagining Queen Esther 
    • Evidence of henna use and difference among neighbors
  • Early cultural henna use in the Arabian Peninsula and along the Arabian Sea
    • Evidence of early cultural henna use in the Arabian Peninsula and along the Arabian Ocean
    • Yemen and the Sabean Kingdom
    • Imagining Bilqis, the Queen of Sheba, with or without henna
    • The environmental limitations of henna [Lawsonia inermis] cultivation around the Arabian Ocean
    • Ambiguation and disambiguation of hair dye in South Asia
    • Ambiguation and disambiguation of red body markings in South Asia 
  • Climate Collapse and the dispersion of henna across North Africa
    • The Mycenaean and Phoenician use of henna
    • Etruscan use of henna
    • Daunian use of henna
    • The Punic Empire
  • Henna in the Roman World
    • The Eastern Provinces
    •  Bathing Culture in the Roman Empire
    •  Legislation and possibility of Henna and the Roman Sex industry
    • Early Christian use of henna
    • Jewish use of henna in Roman Palestine
  • Saint Cyprian and the Supression of Henna in North Africa
Ancient Sunrise Henna for Hair Chapter 2

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 2
The History of Henna Hair Dye

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Part 2: Purity and Power: Henna and the Hamam

Links to specific topics in this chapter

Ancient Sunrise Henna for Hair Chapter 2

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 2
The History of Henna Hair Dye

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Part 3: The Transition of Henna into Western Popular Culture: Orientalism, Sexuality, and Suffrage

Links to specific topics in this chapter

  • Henna, Travel and Orientalism
  • Henna, Worldliness, Sexuality, and Suffrage at the turn of the 20th century
  • Henna and Colonial Postcards
  • Henna and Celebrity in the Theater at the Turn of the 20th Century
  • Henna and the Flapper
  • Hollywood and the Redhead
  • Henna and Technicolor
  • Henna Techniques of Hollywood stars
  • Advertising and the Evolution of the Redhead Cliché
Ancient Sunrise Henna for Hair Chapter 2

Ancient Sunrise® Chapter 2
The History of Henna Hair Dye

coming soon

Part 4: The commercial history of henna in the industrialized west: technology replaces tradition

Links to specific topics in this chapter
  • Early Descriptions of Henna Technique in Cosmetology and Beauty Texts
  • Defining the product and trade names in western commercial law
  • Henna in the industrialized marketplace
  • Establishing Trade and Legal Definitions
  • Henna is associated with Egypt
  • Early instructions in mass marketed henna products
  • Henna instructions in early cosmetology textbooks
  • The history of henna hair dye in cosmetology books
  • Henna products: symbols of exoticism and privilege
  • The eclipse of henna by chemical home hair dye kits
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