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Portrait of a young African woman wearing beads, Observatory, Cape Town Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Freenull, Code: 682-06374070
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Hairstyle of Himba women, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 841-06342689
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Portrait of Himba Woman Namibia Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 873-06440383
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A woman's head with braided patterned hair and earrings. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 878-07442662
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Portrait of woman in traditional African dress Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Freenull, Code: 6100-05823281
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A group of Hamar women at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochred hair mop fashion.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a rite of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820516
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A group of Hamar wom...
A pregnant Nyangatom woman in traditional attire outside her neatly thatched home.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820548
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A pregnant Nyangatom...
A Hamar girl in traditional attire. Her leather skirt is made from the twisted strands of goatskin. Cowries are always popular to embellish a woman's or girl's appearance.The Hamar are semi-nomadic pastoralists who live in harsh country around the Hamar Mountains of Southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03711115
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A Hamar girl in trad...
Woman in traditional African dress Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Freenull, Code: 6100-06586980
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Portrait of Himba woman, showing hairstyle of Himba women, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 700-07067376
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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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366497
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A Turkana woman sitt...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366036
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Women braiding hair in traditional village in Madagascar, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 852-07611055
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The Karo excel in body art. Before dances and ceremonial occasions, they decorate their faces and torsos elaborately using local white chalk, pulverised rock and other natural pigments.  Young men like their hair braided in striking styles.The Karo are a small tribe living in three main villages along the lower reaches of the Omo River in southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820489
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The Karo excel in bo...
A Hamar woman blows a tin trumpet at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochred hair mop fashion.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a rite of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820510
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A Hamar woman blows ...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03353975
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An Afar girl with br...
With whipping sticks in their hands, men crouch as they bless an initiate who is about to perform his Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia who embrace an age grade system that includes several rites of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820518
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A Datoga young man in traditional attire.His braids are embellished with beads and aluminium can openers.Many of his white plastic bracelets are beautifully decorated with abstract and geometrical designs; long ago these bracelets would have been made of ivory. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03821021
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A Datoga young man i...
A Hamar woman at Turmi Market.The Hamar are semi-nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress Skins are widely used for clothing and heavy metal necklaces,bracelets and anklets form part of their adornments. Cowries are also popular to embellish a woman's appearance. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03711118
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A Hamar woman at Tur...
A Hamar woman being whipped by a man at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The semi nomadic Hamar of Southwest Ethiopia embrace an age grade system that includes several rites of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820513
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A Hamar woman being ...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03353972
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An Afar girl has her...
A young Turkana girl adorned with necklaces of a style the Southern Turkana prefer to wear. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366113
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A young Turkana girl...
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 . Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366158
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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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366114
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A pretty young Turka...
A Hamar woman blows a tin trumpet at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochred hair mop fashion.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a rite of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820508
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A Hamar woman blows ...
Hamar women dance at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochred hair mop fashion. The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a rite of passage for young men.After the ceremony, the initiate attains full manhood and is permitted to marry. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820519
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Hamar women dance at...
Himba woman milking a cow, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa , Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 700-07067377
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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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03353991
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Laikipiak Maasai Girl Dancing Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366383
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With oiled and blackened bodies, a group of young men who have already completed their initiation ceremony participate in a Hamar Bull Jumping ceremony of a friend by circling the cattle before the climax to the ceremony takes place.After the ceremony, the initiate attains full manhood and is permitted to marry Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820523
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With oiled and black...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03355139
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A Maasai warrior wit...
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Laikipiak Maasai
A Hamar woman dances around cattle while she blows a tin trumpet at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochred hair mop fashion.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a rite of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820521
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A Hamar woman dances...
Hamar men line up steers at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The semi nomadic Hamar of Southwest Ethiopia embrace an age grade system that includes several rites of passage for young men.After the ceremony, the initiate attains full manhood and is permitted to marry Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820522
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Hamar men line up st...
Kenya, Maasai tribesman wearing traditional tribal costume, close-up Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Freenull, Code: 6106-05544299
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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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366151
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A Maasai warrior has...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03437084
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A Dassanech girl bra...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03437160
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Detail of a Maasai w...
A Hamar woman blows a tin trumpet at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochred hair mop fashion.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a rite of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820511
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A Hamar woman blows ...
The Karo excel in body art. Before dances and ceremonial occasions, they decorate their faces and torsos elaborately using local white chalk, pulverised rock and other natural pigments.  Young men like their hair braided in striking styles.The Karo are a small tribe living in three main villages along the lower reaches of the Omo River in southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820490
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The Karo excel in bo...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820558
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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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03353976
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A young Afar girl at...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366121
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Childhood is brief i...
In the late afternoon, Nyangatom villagers enjoy singing and dancing. As groups of men take centre stage to jump high in the air, women and girls sing, clap to a rhythm, and move slowly towards the men. Children enjoy the excitement in the background.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820539
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In the late afternoo...
Two Hamar girl in fashionable dress at Turmi market. The Hamar are semi-nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women and girls wear striking traditional dress. Skins are widely used for clothing and heavy metal necklaces,bracelets and anklets form part of their adornments. Cowries are also popular yet the sea is 500 miles from Hamar country. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03711116
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Two Hamar girl in fa...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366040
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Hamar women dance around cattle at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony as a rainbow gives colour to a threatening sky overhead.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochre hair mop fashion.The phallic protrusion of the women's chokers denote they are their husbands first wives.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a ri Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820517
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Hamar women dance ar...
A Kwegu man with his torso decorated with local white chalk.Almost every man owns a gun, usually an AK 47 assault rifle, and keeps spare ammunition in a cartridge belt around his waist.The Kwegu known to the Karo as Muguji, a degoratory name meaning Working Ant, are the smallest tribe living on the banks the Omo River in southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820503
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A Kwegu man with his...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366042
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A Samburu warrior ha...
A Karo girl in traditional attire stands outside her familys home.The door of the low entrance to the house is propped against its thatched wall.Most girls pierce a hole below the lower lip in which they place a thin piece of metal or a nail for decoration.The Karo are a small tribe living in three main villages along the lower reaches of the Omo River in southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820457
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A Karo girl in tradi...
A Nyangatom woman wears numerous strands of beads made from wood.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia. They form a part of the Ateger speaking people  a cluster of seven eastern Nilotic tribes to which the Turkana of Northern Kenya and the Karamajong of Eastern Uganda belong. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820556
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A Nyangatom woman we...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03353970
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The fetching hairsty...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366494
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A Turkana woman,typi...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03354079
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A young Dassanech gi...
Karo men and girls enjoy a dance.The Karo excel in body art. Before dances and ceremonial occasions, they decorate themselves elaborately using local white chalk, pulverised rock and other natural pigments.The Karo are a small tribe living in three main villages along the lower reaches of the Omo River in southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820497
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Karo men and girls e...
A Hamar woman at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochred hair mop fashion.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a rite of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03820509
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A Hamar woman at a J...
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. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03366150
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A Maasai warrior res...
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Laikipiak Maasai
A smart young Hamar youth at Turmi Market.The Hamar are semi-nomadic pastoralists who live in harsh country around the Hamar Mountains of Southwest Ethiopia. Their whole way of life is based on the needs of their livestock. Cattle are economically and culturally their most important asset. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managednull, Code: 862-03711117
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209 images of Traditional african braids photos, pictures, Traditional african braids stock photography