"Chinese Bump", "Onions", and "Pig Titty" - I've heard Bantu Knots called all these names as I was growing up in St. Martin. Originally called Zulu knots, this style is said to have its roots in South Africa among the Zulu people, who are of the Bantu ethnicity. Although Bantu Knots is a traditionally African style, I am amused with its transition into Caribbean culture. Do you know what a Chinese Bump is? How are onions related to the Bantu Knot style? Who coined the term "Pig Titty" for this style? All I can say is it was a private indoor hairstyle once upon a time in the Caribbean. How do I know? Well, in the 90s, my high school geography teacher was surprised when I wore the style to her class; she asked me, "Why are you wearing your "hair rollers" in public?"
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