various productions of Hwang Jin Yi. These braids seem to be fastened around a metal/plastic? stand, which is then placed on the head for support. If you watch this video of a lady getting dressed up for a photo package in Korea, you will see how the wig comes on a stand and is positioned around the head. This ridiculous getup that resembles a funeral wreath illustrates it more clearly. Braid around a braid around a braid.