Where Unibrow Rules the Land


Photo: David Farley

"A symbol of bravery and strength... And for women, it's a symbol of virginity and purity."

That's what the Azeris think of unibrows, and that is why the single eyebrow is so popular in the streets of Baku, Azerbaijan, as David Farley of AOL's Gadling found out when he traveled there:

... what struck me the most about the country was the unibrow. I first saw it on Rashid, a 30-year-old computer programmer I met through a friend. It was like a black cat had rested its tale across his forehead. Furry and thick and stretching from temple to temple, his unibrow was the most prominent aspect of his round face.

The unibrow (or monobrow), which scientifically is called a synophrys, is an embarrassment in modern, Western society and culture. People get made fun of, laughed and pointed at. It's even worse for women, who have to landscape their brows on a regular basis. People will go through great labor to ensure they have not one but two eye brows.

But in other parts of the world, things are different.

Read the rest over at Gadling: Link


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