Traditional african braids stock photos and images

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  • 682-06374070 Portrait of a young African woman wearing beads, Observatory, Cape Town Premium Royalty-Free
  • 700-08171554 Close-up portrait of Tribeswoman, Hamer Tribe, Village, Omo River, Turmi, Ethiopia, Africa Rights-Managed
  • 873-06440383 Portrait of Himba Woman Namibia Rights-Managed
  • 878-07442662 A woman's head with braided patterned hair and earrings. Rights-Managed
  • 700-08171546 Close-up portrait of Tribeswoman, Aito Dembo Hamer Village, Turmi, Ethiopia, Africa Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366114 A pretty young Turkana girl has already had the flesh below her lower lip pierced in readiness for a brass ornament after her marriage. The rims of her ears have also been pierced and the holes kept open with small wooden sticks. Rights-Managed
  • 619-08323428 Black woman wearing traditional jewelry Premium Royalty-Free
  • 841-06342689 Hairstyle of Himba women, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366497 A Turkana woman sitting in the doorway of her hut. Her heavy mporro braided necklace identifies her as a married woman. Typical of her tribe,she wears many layers of bead necklaces and a beaded headband. Rights-Managed
  • 6100-05823281 Portrait of woman in traditional African dress Premium Royalty-Free
  • 862-03353991 A pretty Borana girl at Mega in southern Ethiopia wears brightly coloured cotton cloth and numerous strings of beads. The pastoral Borana live either side of the southern Ethiopian/northern Kenya border and form a large and important group of the Oromo-speaking cluster of tribes. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366036 A Samburu warrior resplendent with long,braided,Ochred hair. The round ear ornaments of the warriors are fashioned from ivory. Samburu warriors are vain and proud,taking great trouble over their appearance. Ochre is a natural earth containing ferric oxide which is mixed with animal fat to the consistency of greasepaint. Rights-Managed
  • 700-08171564 Close-up portrait of Mursi Tribeswoman, wearing lip plate and beads in hair, Jinka, Omo River, Ethiopia, Africa Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366158 During their dances,Maasai warriors take turns to leap high in the air from a standing position without bending their knees. They achieve this by flexing their ankles in a seemingly effortless way . Rights-Managed
  • 862-03353975 An Afar girl with braided hair has very noticeable scarification on her cheeks. Scarification is practiced in only a few sections of her tribe. Proud and fiercely independent,the nomadic Afar people live in the low-lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03353976 A young Afar girl at Filwoha in the Awash National Park. Filwoha in the Afar language means 'hot water'. The beautiful springs are surrounded by doum palms and rise from deep underground at about 96.8 degrees F. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03353970 The fetching hairstyle of a young Afar girl. Proud and fiercely independent,the nomadic Afar people live in the low-lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia. Rights-Managed
  • 700-08171547 Close-up portrait of Tribeswoman smiling and looking at camera, Aito Dembo Hamer Village, Turmi, Ethiopia, Africa Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366113 A young Turkana girl adorned with necklaces of a style the Southern Turkana prefer to wear. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03437084 A Dassanech girl braids her sister's hair at her village in the Omo Delta. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) and Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03353972 An Afar girl has her attractive hairstyle embellished with buttons and beads,which is typical of the young girls of her tribe. Proud and fiercely independent,the nomadic Afar people live in the low-lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03364163 Mali,Douentza. A Bella woman with braided hair wearing gold ear rings in her village near Douentza. The Bella are predominantly pastoral people and were once the slaves of the Tuareg of Northern Mali. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03437168 Laikipiak Maasai Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366058 During Samburu wedding celebrations,warriors resplendent with long Ochred braids dance with young girls who have put on all their finery for the occasion. Both warriors and girls smear their faces,necks and shoulders with red ochre mixed with animal fat to enhance their appearance. Two spears are tipped with ostrich-feather pompoms. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366121 Childhood is brief in nomadic communities. From an early age,Turkana girls help their mothers with the household chores and look after their younger brothers and sisters during the day. The baby has wooden charms round her neck to ward off evil spirits. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03437401 A warrior of the Kisongo section of the Maasai with his long Ochred braids decorated with beaded ornaments. His broad armulet is typical of the Kisongo living in northern Tanzania where white is the preferred colour of their beadwork. Rights-Managed
  • 700-07067376 Portrait of Himba woman, showing hairstyle of Himba women, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366383 Laikipiak Maasai Girl Dancing Rights-Managed
  • 862-03731609 Kenya, Laikipia, Lewa Downs. A Laikipiak Maasai warrior or moran in traditional dress. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03355139 A Maasai warrior with his hair styled in a most unusual way. His long braids have been wrapped tightly in leather,decorated with beads and tied in an arch over his head. A colobus monkey tail sets this singular hairstyle apart from the more traditional warrior styles. Rights-Managed
  • 852-07611055 Women braiding hair in traditional village in Madagascar, Africa Rights-Managed
  • 700-07067377 Himba woman milking a cow, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa , Namibia, Africa Rights-Managed
  • 649-03818180 Girl reading Premium Royalty-Free
  • 862-03366151 A Maasai warrior has daubed himself with red ochre mixed with animal fat to participate in a dance. His long ochred braids have been drawn forward from the crown of the head and tied in three places. This singular hairstyle sets warriors apart from the rest of their society. Rights-Managed
  • 700-08171555 Close-up of back of Tribeswoman's head, Hamer Tribe Village, Omo River, Turmi, Ethiopia, Africa Rights-Managed
  • 862-03354079 A young Dassanech girl wears a beautiful array of beaded necklaces,some secured at the back by metal rings,and a beaded headband. Her ears are pierced several times,the holes are kept open by small wooden plugs. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03353964 A young Ethiopian girl with unusual braided hair; the crown of her head has been smeared with a greenish substance. Her two pendants are made from Maria Theresa thalers old silver coins minted in Austria,which were widely used as currency in northern Ethiopia and Arabia until the end of World War II. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366495 A Turkana woman,typically wearing many layers of bead necklaces and a series of hooped earrings with an pair of leaf-shaped earrrings at the front,sits in the entrance to her hut. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366040 Two Samburu warriors converse,their long braids of Ochred hair distinguishing them from other members of their society. Samburu warriors are vain and proud,taking great trouble over their appearance. An ostrich feather pompom decorates the top of a spear. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366042 A Samburu warrior has his Ochred hair braided by a friend. A mixture of cow's urine and ashes is often rubbed into the hair first to help straighten it. The wooden headrest is used as a pillow at night. Long braids of Ochred hair distinguish warriors from other members of their society. The warriors are vain and proud,taking great trouble over their appearance. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03353994 A young mother and child of the Arsi-Oromo people west of Aje. Both have unusual hairstyles. The braids falling from the crown of the mother's head have been attractively woven with wool to make a colourful fringe. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366494 A Turkana woman,typically wearing many layers of bead necklaces and a series of hooped earrings with an pair of leaf-shaped earrrings at the front,sits in the entrance to her hut. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366150 A Maasai warrior resplendent with long ochred braids. His body has been smeared with red ochre mixed with animal fat while parts of his face have been covered with ochre powder. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366355 Laikipiak Maasai Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366039 A Samburu warrior resplendent with long braids of Ochred hair. His round ear ornaments are made of ivory. Samburu warriors are vain and proud,taking great trouble over their appearance. They use ochre extensively; it is a natural earth containing ferric oxide which is mixed with animal fat to the consistency of greasepaint. By tradition,warriors always used to carry two spears. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03364162 Mali,Douentza. A Bella woman wearing gold jewellery in her village near Douentza. The Bella are predominantly pastoral people and were once the slaves of the Tuareg of Northern Mali. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03354078 A young Dassanech girl wears a beautiful array of beaded necklaces. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366149 Kenya,Kajiado,Maparasha. A Maasai warrior resplendent with long,ochred braids. This singular form of hairstyle distinguishes warriors from the rest of their society. This man has looped his elongated and decorated earlobes over his ears - a common practice when walking through thorn scrub country to prevent the loops being snagged by thorns. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366496 A Turkana woman sitting in the doorway of her hut. Her heavy mporro braided necklace identifies her as a married woman. Typical of her tribe,she wears many layers of bead necklaces and a beaded headband. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366143 Maasai warriors resplendent with long ochred braids relax and wait for the start of a ceremony. Red has always been their preferred colour. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03437400 Maasai warriors take enormous trouble over their appearance especially their long hair,which is braided,Ochred and decorated with beaded ornaments. This singular hairstyle sets them apart from the rest of their community. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03353992 An attractive girl from the Kediyo tribe carries a large,beautifully made umbrella. Its wooden frame is covered with the dried leaves of ensete,the false banana plant (seen growing in the background). Widely cultivated in southern Ethiopia,ensete roots and stems,which are rich in carbohydrates,are either cooked and eaten as a porridge or made into bread. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366122 A young Turkana girl with her head shaved except for a tuft,which is braided. This is the usual hairstyle for women and girls. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03365967 A Samburu warrior talks to children about the bush on a Cheli & Peacock family safari. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366111 A Turkana girl's necklaces are well-oiled with animal fat and glisten in the sun. Occasionally,a girl will put on so many necklaces that her vertebrae stretch and her neck muscles gradually weaken. The partially shaven head is typical of Turkana women and girls. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366159 A Maasai warrior resplendent with his long ochred braids tied in a pigtail watches over his family's cattle,spear in hand. The singular hairstyle of warriors sets them apart from other members of their society. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03820558 A lively Nyangatom dance is enjoyed by villagers in the late afternoon.The elevated houses in the background are both homes and granaries, which have been built to withstand flooding when the Omo River bursts its banks The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03366038 A Samburu warrior resplendent with his long braids of Ochred hair. His round ear ornaments are made of ivory. Samburu warriors are vain and proud,taking great trouble over their appearance. They use ochre extensively; it is a natural earth containing ferric oxide which is mixed with animal fat to the consistency of greasepaint. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03437160 Detail of a Maasai warrior's ear ornaments and other beaded or metal adornments. The Maasai practice of piercing ears in adolescence and gradually elongating the lobes is gradually dying out. This warrior's body and his long braids have been smeared with red ochre mixed with animal fat. Rights-Managed
  • 862-03364284 Mali,Tupe,Niger Inland Delta. A woman with gold hair ornaments leaves the Niger River with a headload of cooking pots and utensils. Her facial markings and the light tattooing round her lips indicate that she is from the Peul tribe. Rights-Managed