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    Kenya, Samburu County, Bawa. A Samburu schoolboy from Ler Primary School dressed in typical tribal finery while competing in a schools cultural display.

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    Kenya, Marsabit County, Lechet. Samburu women and girls water their family' s goats at the deep wells at Lechet in the foothills of the Ndoto Mountains.

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    Kenya, Samburu County, Serolevi. A Samburu woman stands on a hill to make a phone call from her mobile phone. Kenya' s mobile phone network has revolutionised communications among rural communities.

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    Kenya, Samburu County, Serolevi. A Samburu youth waters his family' s herds from a deep well at Kisima Hamsini.

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    Kenya, Samburu County, Bawa. An old Samburu woman.

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    Kenya, Marsabit County, Lasien. A Samburu girl in all her finery. She has neat body scarification as a sign of beauty.

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    Kenya, Marsabit County, Lasien. Samburu women and girls leave Lasien wells after watering their family' s livestock. The donkeys carry water to their homesteads, which may be many miles away.

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    Kenya, Samburu County, Bawa. A Samburu schoolgirl from Ler Primary School dresses in typical tribal finery while competing in a schools' cultural display.

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    Kenya, Marsabit County, Lasien. A Samburu girl in all her finery at the entrance to her familys well at Lasien after watering their goats. The wooden stockade has been erected to prevent elephants destroying the wells.

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    Kenya, Mathew's Mountain Range. A Samburu guide in traditional attire.

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    Samburu girls paint each others faces with abstract designs in readiness for a dance. Already,their necks and beaded necklaces have been coated with red ochre. Only girls and warriors decorate their faces; the orange powder they use is called blue.

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    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.

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    Kenya, Samburu District. Young Samburu girl in traditional beaded necklaces.

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    Samburu tribesmen performing traditional dance, Loisaba Wilderness Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

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    A Samburu warrior resplendent with long,braided,Ochred hair. The braids at the front have been fashioned in a protruding fringe rather like a sunshade. The cloth on top keeps the braids in place. The round ear ornaments of the warriors are made of ivory. Samburu warriors are vain and proud,taking great trouble over their appearance.

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    A Samburu warrior in all his finery. Milgis, Kenya

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  • 862-05998438

    The swimming pool of Desert Rose lodge situated on the southern slopes of Mount Nyiru in remote northern Kenya.

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    Kenya, Samburu District. A tourist attempting to jump as high as a Samburu warrior, in the dry river bed of the Ewaso Nyiro.

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  • 862-03365966

    A family game-viewing from a landrover during a Cheli & Peacock mobile safari.

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    Samburu moran (warrior) tries the feel of a shotgun at the end of a bird shooting safari.

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    A Samburu warrior gazes at the eastern scarp of Africa's Great Rift Valley at Losiolo,north of Maralal. From 8,000 feet the land tumbles away 3,000 feet into rugged country,the domain of nomadic pastoralists,before rising again 75 miles away. The views at Losiolo are the most spectacular in Kenya of the largest,longest and most conspicuous physical feature of its kind on earth.

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    KENYA, AFRICA SAMBURU WOMAN IN TRADITIONAL DRESS

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    A Samburu warrior talks to children about the bush on a Cheli & Peacock family safari.

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    Two Samburu warriors resplendent with long Ochred braids and beaded ornaments relax in typical pose beside a river bank.

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    A young Samburu boy enjoys himself on a mudslide.

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    A Samburu woman wearing a mporro necklace, which denotes her married status. These necklaces were once made of hair from giraffe tails but nowadays, the fibres of doum palm fronds, Hyphaene coriacea, are used instead.The red beads after which the necklace is named are wound glass beads made in Venice c.1850.

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    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.

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    Kenya, Samburu District. Samburu warriors and young girls sing and dance in the dry river bed of the Ewaso Nyiro River.

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    A young Samburu man leads a donkey carrying the basic structure of a temporary home. The curved sticks will be tied together in a dome and covered with hides and woven mats to form a temporary shelter in a stock camp. Donkeys are widely used by the Samburu as beasts of burden.

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    Aerial view of a Manyatta,the traditional homestead of tribal Samburu & Maasai,Wamba District,Kenya

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    Samburu girls are given strings of beads by their fathers when they are still young. As soon as they are old enough to have lovers from the warrior age-set,they regularly receive gifts from them. Over a period of years,their necklaces can smother them up to their necks. The metal cross-like ornament hanging from the girl's headband has no religious significance.

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  • 862-03731443

    Kenya, near Marsabit. Two young samburu boys follow their cattle through the arid landscape.

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    A Samburu woman resplendent in her beaded necklaces and numerous bracelets makes best use of a large rainwater pond to wash herself. Water is scarce in much of Samburuland.

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    Kenya, Cistanche tubulosa, an attractive parasitic flower, rather like a hyacinth. Common in low-altitude, dry bush country.

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    A Samburu warrior in traditional dress with long ochred hair.

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    Kenya, the sun deck and pool of a bedroom in the luxurious Sasaab Lodge situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiru River

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    The day before Samburu boys are circumcised in their lorora,(a purpose-built circumcision encampment),senior elders will bless the sharp instruments of every household,such as pangas and axes,by pouring a little milk over them as they intone a blessing. The instruments must be laid out on the oxhide upon which the boy of each household will be circumcised.

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    Kenya, A bedroom in the luxurious Sasaab Lodge on the banks of the Uaso Nyiru River.

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    This old Samburu woman was about ninety years old when the picture was taken. Frail and partially blind,she had never had a day's illness in her strenuous life.

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    A blanket-clad Samburu elder. In the days leading up to his son's circumcision,he becomes distinctly nervous of his son's conduct during the operation. Should a boy show signs of fear or cry out,he brings terrible shame to his family.

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    Kenya, A bedroom in the luxurious Sasaab Lodge on the banks of the Uaso Nyiru River.

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  • 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.

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    A Samburu warrior stands sentinel over a vast tract of unspoilt,semi-arid bush scrub country. The poor pasture here is an important resource for the pastoral Samburu people.

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    Service in the bush - kerosene lanterns light the pathway to your tent on a Cheli & Peacock mobile safari.

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    A Samburu woman wearing a mporro necklace, which denotes her married status. These necklaces were once made of hair from giraffe tails but nowadays, the fibres of doum palm fronds, Hyphaene coriacea, are used instead.The red beads after which the necklace is named are wound glass beads made in Venice c.1850.

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    In places where water is scarce,it is not unusual to see a Samburu mother or a girl from her husband's family wash a baby by squirting it with water from their mouths.

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    A Samburu girl drives her family's flocks of fat-tailed sheep and goats to grazing grounds after her brothers have watered them from wells dug in the Milgis - a wide,sandy seasonal watercourse that is a lifeline for Samburu pastoralists in the low-lying,semi-arid region of their land.

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    SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE KENYA AFRICA SAMBURU PEOPLE PERFORMING CEREMONIAL DANCE

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    Dressed in his black goatskin cloak,a Samburu boy puts his bundle of sticks,staves and gum on the roof of his mother's house. He has collected these with other boys from a special type of Commiphora tree during an arduous journey on foot of up to 200 miles. After his circumcision,he will make them into bows,blunt arrows and clubs.

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    An unstriped ground squirrel.Unlike other members of the squirrel family,ground squirrels rarely climb trees. They frequently stand upright to get a better view of their surroundings. .

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    A young Samburu girl dances during a wedding celebration. By arching her back and thrusting out her chest,she flicks her beaded necklaces up and down while dancing silently to the songs of the warriors. Her body and necklace have been smeared with red ochre,and her eyebrows blackened with charcoal dust mixed with animal fat.

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    A herd of oryx in the Samburu National Reserve of Northern Kenya.The distinctive markings and long straight horns of these fine antelopes set them apart from other animals of the northern plains.They inhabit arid areas, feeding on grass and browse.

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    SAMBURU BEADWORK NECKLACES KENYA AFRICA

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    A young student in her classsroom at the local school,Lewa Conservancy,Kenya

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  • 862-03366047

    Samburu girls are given strings of beads by their fathers when they are still young. As soon as they are old enough to have lovers from the warrior age-set,they regularly receive gifts from them. Over a period of years,their necklaces can smother them up to their necks. The metal cross-like ornament hanging from the girl's headband has no religious significance.

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    Samburu girls are given strings of beads by their fathers when they are still young. As soon as they are old enough to have lovers from the warrior age set, they regularly receive gifts from them.Over a period of years, their necklaces can smother them up to their necks.

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    A part of the flood plain of the highly alkaline Suguta River which meanders through the low-lying, inhospitable Suguta Valley.

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    SAMBURU WOMAN IN NATIVE CLOTHING KENYA, AFRICA

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    Line of Samburu Moran (warriors), Loodua, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

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  • 862-03366538

    Up to a year before his circumcision,a Samburu boy will style his hair in a distinctive 'pudding bowl' shape and often rub charcoal and fat into it.Uncircumcised boys are considered children whatever their age. They have no standing in the tribe and do not belong to an age-set.

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    The large seasonal river called the Barsaloi and further downstream the Milgis in a semi-arid region of Samburu District.

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    Mobile safari in Kenya with Samburu moran warriors as game spotters.

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    A Samburu boy the day before his circumcision.He has daubed the right side of his face and body with white clay while drawing water from a source that never dries up. Each boy will carry for this purpose a new gourd shaped container made by his mother from hollowed out wood.

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    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.

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    A pretty Samburu girl in traditional attire.

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    A Samburu woman wearing a mporro necklace,which signifies her married status.These necklaces,once made of hair from giraffe tails,are now made from fibres of doum palm fronds (Hyphaene coriacea). The beads are mid-19th century Venetian glass beads,which were introduced to Samburuland by early hunters and traders.

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    A Samburu mother shaves her sons head outside her home the day before he is circumcised.Round her neck hangs his nchipi, the distinctive decoration of every boy who participates in the circumcision ritual. The strings of blue beads terminate in large bronze coloured wings of a torpedo shaped beetle, Sterocera hildebrandti.

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    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.

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    The proud father of a Samburu boy who has recently been circumcised. For each son who has been initiated into the warrior age-set,a father will tie a strip of lion skin below his knees,hang two copper ornaments normally worn by women in his pierced earlobes and places a string of pale green beads round his forehead. A ceremonial leather cape is slung over his shoulder.

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    Up to a year before his circumcision,a Samburu boy will style his hair is a distinctive 'pudding bowl' shape and often rub charcoal and fat into it.Uncircumcised boys are considered children whatever their age. They have no standing in the tribe and do not belong to an age-set..

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    During Samburu wedding celebrations,married women congregate apart from the warriors and young girls to sing in praise of the couple and to dance.

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    Elaborate headdress and body adornments worn by Samburu moran (warrior).

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    The adornments of Samburu warriors change from generation to generation. In the 1990's cheap plastic flowers from China became fashionable to decorate their Ochred braids. This warrior has had his hair styled in the 'sunshade' look by having his braids at the front combed forward.

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    A Samburu moran teaches children the skills of being a warrior during a Cheli & Peacock family mobile safari.

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    Kenya, Samburu District, Wamba.Immediately an initiate completes his lmuget loolbaa ceremony a month after his circumcision, he becomes a junior warrior of the Samburu tribe. From wearing a drab black cloak and carrying a bow and arrows, he proudly dons the ochred finery of a warrior, spear in hand. Overnight, he is transformed from a boy into a man, confident of his new role in tribal affairs.

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    Young Samburu girls dance during a wedding celebration. By arching their backs and thrusting out their chests,they flick their beaded necklaces up and down while dancing silently to the songs of the warriors. Their bodies and necklaces have been smeared with red ochre.

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    On a clear morning,a Samburu warrior looks out over miles of unspoilt semi-arid country to Mount Kenya,70 miles distant as the crow flies.

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    Samburu initiates sing during the month after their circumcision. As their wounds heal, their dances become more energetic. Before long, they imitate the dances of the warriors which, hitherto, they have been forbidden to perform.They spend much of their time wandering in the countryside attempting to kill as many birds as they can with a club and four blunt arrows. When a bird is killed, it is sk

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    A Samburu woman wearing a mporro necklace, which denotes her married status. These necklaces were once made of hair from giraffe tails but nowadays, the fibres of doum palm fronds, Hyphaene coriacea, are used instead.The red beads after which the necklace is named are wound glass beads made in Venice c.1850.

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  • 862-05998439

    A table set for breakfast at Desert Rose lodge, which has breath-taking views from its position on the southern slopes of Mount Nyiru in remote northern Kenya.

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    A common or Burchell's zebra near Maralal,Northern Kenya. This muscular horse-like animal has a relatively short neck and sturdy legs,and can be seen grazing on Kenya's grassy plains. The largest herds congregate during the dry season. .

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    Samburu warrior, Samburu, Kenya, Africa

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    Samburu warrior, Samburu, Kenya, Africa

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    Young Samburu boys enjoy themselves on a mudslide.

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    The invited guests at a Samburu wedding gather together to sing in praise of the couple and to dance. Celebrations will go on late into the night.

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    In the early morning,a young Samburu girl takes a kid to its mother. She will then milk the nanny goat leaving half the milk for the kid. Only women and children milk goats although every member of the family will drink the milk.

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    A Samburu youth,his head freshly shaved,has milk poured over him from a wooden gourd-like container decorated with green grass prior to his circumcision. Milk and green grass are blessings to these pastoral people and feature in all important ceremonies.

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    Zebras, Samburu National Park, Kenya

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    Portrait of Tribal Samburu boys,Lewa Conservancy,Kenya

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    The adornments of Samburu warriors change from generation to generation. In the 1990's cheap plastic flowers from China became fashionable.

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