Palestinian woman stuffs pillows with 67 years worth of hair

TUBAS, West Bank, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Palestinian mother Ezzeya Daraghmeh opens up a pillowcase and pulls out large clumps of her multi-colored hair that she has kept for nearly seven decades.

"I like my hair and I hate to throw it away. Even when I comb my hair or wash it I keep the hair that falls off," the 82-year-old told Reuters at her home in Tubas in the West Bank.

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Ezzeya Daraghmeh, an 82-year-old Palestinian woman who said she has kept parts of her hair she cut over 67 years, holds a pillow that she stuffed with her hair, in the West Bank town of Tubas January 2, 2018. Picture taken January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
Ezzeya Daraghmeh, an 82-year-old Palestinian woman who said she has kept parts of her hair she cut over 67 years, sews a pillow that she stuffed with her hair, in the West Bank town of Tubas January 2, 2018. Picture taken January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
Ezzeya Daraghmeh, an 82-year-old Palestinian woman who said she has kept parts of her hair she cut over 67 years, looks at herself in a mirror as she stuffs a pillow with her hair, in the West Bank town of Tubas January 2, 2018. Picture taken January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
Ezzeya Daraghmeh, an 82-year-old Palestinian woman who said she has kept parts of her hair she cut over 67 years, stuffs a pillow with her hair in the West Bank town of Tubas January 2, 2018. Picture taken January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
Ezzeya Daraghmeh, an 82-year-old Palestinian woman who said she has kept parts of her hair she cut over 67 years, combs her collected hair before stuffing it in a pillow, in the West Bank town of Tubas January 2, 2018. Picture taken January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
Ezzeya Daraghmeh, an 82-year-old Palestinian woman who said she has kept parts of her hair she cut over 67 years, holds her collected hair as she stuffs it in a pillow, in the West Bank town of Tubas January 2, 2018. Picture taken January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
Ezzeya Daraghmeh, an 82-year-old Palestinian woman who said she has kept parts of her hair she cut over 67 years, holds her collected hair before stuffing it in a pillow, in the West Bank town of Tubas January 2, 2018. Picture taken January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
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Daraghmeh started collecting her hair when she was 15, storing the different shades of black, brown, grey and white colored locks in a mattress before opting to use it to stuff three big pillows in her home.

She uses the hair pillows as decoration.

"God is great, all this hair came from a single head, my head," she said.

(Reporting by Raneen Sawafta and Nidal al-Mughrabi. Editing by Patrick Johnston and Ralph Boulton)

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