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Tajikistan, Land Of The Unibrow (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 12/04/2010 9:49 am   Updated: 05/25/2011 6:15 pm

Put down those tweezers, ladies, and take a cue from the women of Tajikistan who cherish the unibrow. GlobalPost reports that Tajik females even use an herbal remedy to achieve the bushy look:

Usma, a leafy green herb, is sold in all Tajik markets. You can get a small bunch for about $0.06. The process is simple but effective, several market women assured me. Take a bunch of usma and let it dry in the sun for a couple hours. Then grind up the leaves until a dark green goo seeps out. Dip a branch of usma-- or a matchstick, if you want to be more precise -- into the goo and smear it on your eyebrows, making sure, of course, to color the space in between. Leave on for 15 minutes, and repeat the smearing process one or two more times. The result is a deep black unibrow, rich and expressive.

Check out the unibrow chic Tajik look. All photos and captions courtesy of GlobalPost, where you can find more.

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A woman with a unibrow in Kulyab, southern Tajikistan. Women with accentuated eyebrows have become increasingly rare in Dushanbe, but many can be seen in villages outside the capital.
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