Ziomara Asprilla braids a woman's hair.
Photo by JB Weilapp, Smithsonian Institution.
Ziomara Asprilla García adds red braids to Leonor Palacios Rentería’s hair as part of the design she envisions.
Photo by Rebecca Weil, Smithsonian Institution
Leonor Palacios Rentería sits patiently while Ziomara Asprilla García braids her hair for several hours.
Photo by Walter Larrimore, Smithsonian Institution
Color is an important part of Ziomara Asprilla García’s hair braiding design for Leonor Palacios Rentería’s style.
Photo by Samantha Hawkins, Smithsonian Institution
Ziomara Asprilla García demonstrates her hair braiding skills on Leonor Palacios Rentería.
Photo by Cristina Díaz-Carrera, Smithsonian Institution
Ziomara Asprilla started hair braiding as a hobby. She developed her braiding skills by practicing on herself and others in her town. Now she participates in braiding contests at regional and national levels and has won contests for her elaborate designs.