Beards braided like hair are not uncommon. These are just facial hair braided in strands. However, a beard braided like a mat is something else. This takes some time to do, and with a lot of patience. You cannot pull this off with a straight face. Clearly it was made to impress or even to win a prize in a beard design contest. Standard beard design manuals do not have this and this is why it’s one of the craziest beards on record!