bands of smooth brown hair

whiskey

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french
Hello everyone !

I'm reading a novel which the story was in 1893. The writer began it by describing her characters. One of them, the mother, is depicted as follows :
"Mother was sweet and placid in her bands of smooth brown hair" but I can't imagine her.
My attempt "Mère était douce et placide dans ses bandes de cheveux bruns lisses" It don't mean anything to me.
Could someone help me ? Thank you.
 
  • sorgue

    Senior Member
    Français
    It could be "bandeaux"

    Ses cheveux, dont les deux bandeaux noirs semblaient chacun d’un seul morceau, tant ils étaient lisses, étaient séparés sur le milieu de la tête par une raie fine, qui s’enfonçait légèrement selon la courbe du crâne (Flaubert, Madame Bovary)
     
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