Dreadlocks History PictishstoneDreadlocks history takes us back to ancient times when many ethnic groups had a tradition to wear dreadlocks, like several ancient Hamitic people from north and east parts of Africa, most notable of whom being the Ethiopia’s Oromo and northern Kenya’s Maasai. Other ancient ethnic groups who wore dreads were West Asia’s Semitic people, and Europe’s and South Asia’s Indo-European people, like the ancient Spartan warriors from Greece and the Indian and Nepali Sadhus. Also Anatolia’s and Central Asia’s Turkic people, Pakistan’s Sufi fakirs and malangs and Sufi Rafaees used to wear dreads. As seen from the Paleolithic cave art in Europe, some Cro-Magnon and Neanderthals too wore dreads, probably for spiritual reasons Continue reading