'The preparation of the Tibetan woman's coiffure with its one hundred and eight braids is an arduous task. Often times two experts work simultaneously separating the strands painstakingly weaving yak hair into the braids to make them all of equal length at the waist.'
Source of Descriptive Information
Forman, H. (1933). Preparing the Tibetan headdress. Travel, LXII(2), p.49.