634 images for tribal attire

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    A Hadza boy carrying a bow and arrows. The Hadzabe are a thousand-strong community of hunter-gatherers who have lived in the Lake Eyasi basin for centuries. They are one of only four or five societies in the world that still earn a living primarily from wild resources.

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    A young Dassanech girl wears a leather skirt,metal bracelets and amulets and layers of bead necklaces. A long leather strap decorated with cowrie shells hangs down her back. 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.

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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.

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    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.

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    Turkana girls return home from a Waterhole with water containers made of wood. Their cloaks are goatskin embellished with glass beads.

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    A Maasai warrior drives his family's cattle to the Sanjan River in northern Tanzania

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    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.

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    Kenya, Samburu District. A Samburu woman, wearing intricate beaded necklaces, leans against her mud hut towards the end of the day.

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    A Dassanech man in full tribal regalia participates in a dance during a month long ceremony. He wears a cheetah skin draped on his backs and a black ostrich feather headdress. He dances holding a long stick and a simulated shield.His face is smeared with mud giving him a singular appearance.

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    A tourist accompanied by a retinue of children in a Dassanech settlement along the lower Omo River. 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.

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    Back view of lady wearing colorful dress, carrying basket with grass brushes on her head to market, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkino Faso

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    Myanmar,Burma,Lake Inle. A Pa-O woman in traditional attire. Smoking local cheroots is widespread among women.

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    Close-up of woman's legs and feet, sitting on decorated round henhouse with eggs, Tiebele, Burkina Faso

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  • 862-03736826

    Kenya, Narok District. Maasai men walk home across the short grassy plains near Maasai Mara Game Reserve

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    A Samburu warrior in traditional dress with long ochred hair.

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    An Afar girl has tribal 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.

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    tribesman in traditional dress,Kenya

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  • 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.

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    Myanmar,Burma,Kengtung. A young Akha boy wearing a colourful embroidered hat while carried on his mother’s back.

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  • 862-03366144

    During an eunoto ceremony when Maasai warriors become junior elders,their heads are shaved and they daub themselves with white clay.

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    A Maasai girl from the Kisongo clan wearing an attractive beaded headband and necklace.

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  • 862-03366616

    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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    An elder of the Karo tribe sits with his wife and child. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia,the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments. This man also has a clay hairdo typical of tribal elders. Like most adult males he carries a rifle.

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  • 862-03365216

    Myanmar,Burma,Kengtung. Akha women wearing embroidered jackets and traditional headdresses of silver and beads.

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  • 862-03366034

    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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  • 862-03807771

    Kenya, Masai Mara National Reserve. A safari guide spotting for tourists whilst out on safari.

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    Myanmar,Burma,Kengtung. An Akha woman wearing traditional costume with a headdress of silver and beads.

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  • 862-03366318

    A large gathering of Maasai warriors,resplendent with long Ochred braids,listen to instructions from their chiefs and elders during a ceremony

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  • 851-02961296

    Samburu National Park,Samburu,Kenya

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    Maasai pastoralists water their livestock at the seasonal Sanjan River,which rises in the Gol Mountains of northern Tanzania.

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    A Turkana girl in all her finery. Among the Turkana,cicatrization is a common form of beautification. She wears a crucifix given to her by a missionary; they are popular ornaments despite not necessarily being associated with Christianity.

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    A young Dassanech girl wears a leather skirt,metal bracelets and amulets and layers of bead 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.

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    An attractive young girl from the nomadic Gabbra tribe.

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    China, Yunnan, Xinjie. A lady from the Hani ethnic minority group at Xinjie market, with a woven rush rain protector strapped to her back.

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  • 862-03366857

    Africa,Kenya,Kajiado District,Ol doinyo Orok. A Maasai elder blesses a warrior by smearing the fat of a ceremonial ox on his face during an Eunoto ceremony when the warriors become junior elders and thenceforth are permitted to marry.

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    The Turkana spear-fish in the shallow waters of Lake Turkana. The wooden shaft has a detachable metal tip with a sharp barb,which is secured to the end of a long piece of rope. Here,a fisherman waits motionlessly at the ready while standing on a raft made from four or five doum palm logs lashed together.

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  • 862-03437161

    A young Maasai girl wears a headband decorated with chains and cowrie shells that signifies her recent circumcision. Clitodectomy was commonly practiced by the Maasai but it is now gradually dying out.

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    Samburu village courtship,Samburu,Kenya

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    A young Maasai herdsboy controls his family's cattle at the Sanjan River to prevent too many animals watering at the same time.

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    Kenya,Maralal,Ol doinyo Sabachi. Two Samburu warriors relax on the top of the prominent flat-topped mountain called Ol doinyo Sabachi or Lololowki in Maralal District.

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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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  • 862-03366147

    A Maasai warrior in full battle cry,his long-bladed spear at the ready.

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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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  • 862-03366146

    Kenya,Kajiado,lpartimaro. Two Maasai warriors in full regalia. The headress of the man on the left is made from the mane of a lion while the one on the right is fringed with black ostrich feathers. Their traditional weaponry includes long-bladed spears and shields are made of buffalo hide.

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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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    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.

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  • 862-03355161

    Maasai men,spears in hand,drive their laden donkeys across pristine volcanic grassland at the southern end of Lake Natron. Donkeys carry loads in leather panniers strapped loosely to their flanks

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    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.

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  • 862-03365220

    Myanmar,Burma,Kengtung. An Akha woman wearing traditional costume with a silver headdress and necklace embellished with glass beads.

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  • 862-03366113

    A young Turkana girl adorned with necklaces of a style the Southern Turkana prefer to wear.

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    A Maasai Warrior watches a hot air balloon float over the Mara plains.

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  • 851-02960427

    Chang Naga tribal warriors,Chuchuyimlang village,near Mokokchung,Nagaland,North East Frontier States,India

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    A Maasai girl from the Kisongo clan wearing an attractive beaded headband.

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    Myanmar,Burma,Namu-op. An Akha woman wearing traditional costume with a headdress of silver and glass beads holds a bamboo mug in her hand.

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    Samburu,Ol Malo,Kenya

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    1920s PORTRAIT OF NATIVE AMERICAN MAN OF SIOUX INDIAN TRIBE IN MONTANA WEARING FULL FEATHER HEADDRESS LOOKING AT CAMERA

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  • 862-03365967

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

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    As the sun rises above the forested peaks of Mount Nyiru,members of a Turkana family chat and plan their day's activities.

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  • 862-03366024

    A young Samburu herdsman drives goats towards a Waterhole along the Milgis - a wide,sandy seasonal watercourse which is a lifeline for pastoralists in the low-lying semi-arid region of their district. The hair style of the young man denotes his status as an uncircumcised youth.

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    Zulu warrior in traditional dress with fighting spear

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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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    A Giriama girl from Kenya's Coast Province carrying a gourd full of water on her head. Her small skirt is made from strips of printed cotton material.

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  • 862-03354085

    A young Dassanech boy silhouetted against the evening sky at his settlement alongside the Omo River. 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.

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    A young Maasai girl wearing a wooden plug in her pierced ear to elongate the earlobe. It has been a tradition of the Maasai for both men and women to pierce their ears and elongate their lobes for decorative purposes. Her two lower incisors have been removed - a common practice that may have resulted from an outbreak of lockjaw a long time ago.

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  • 862-03366585

    An old Kikuyu lady picks coffee.Taken in the 1960's,this photograph depicts a traditional form of dress and ear ornaments among Kikuyu women,which has completely disappeared.

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  • 862-03366177

    Ole Senteu Simel,grandson of the famous Maasai Laibon Mbatian (after which the highest peak of Mount Kenya is named),was the most respected laibon of the Maasai until his death in 1986. This photograph was taken three weeks before he died. Maasai Laibons are the soothsayers and clairvoyants of the tribe and control all ceremonial occasions.

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  • 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.

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    Myanmar,Burma,Pan-lo. A woman of the small Ann tribe in traditional attire with blackened teeth. The Ann blacken their teeth to ward off evil spirits.

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    A Maasai warrior resplendent with long ochred braids tied in a pigtail at the back,puts red ochre on his friend's plaits. Red ochre is anatural earth,which is mixed with animal fat to the consistency of greasepaint.

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    A young Maasai girl wears face paint and numerous beaded ornaments in preparation for a dance with warriors.

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    A Maasai girl in traditional attire. The predominant white colour of her beadwork and the circular scar on her cheek denote that she is from the Kisongo section of the Maasai,the largest clan group,which lives either side of the border in Kenya and Tanzania.

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    An Ethiopian man wears a headdress made from the skin of a gelada, a unique baboon like primate that lives at high altitudes in northern Ethiopia, and a cloak embroidered with Ethiopias imperial lion.

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    Maasai livestock watering at the seasonal Sanjan River,which rises in the Gol Mountains of northern Tanzania.

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    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.

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    A group of Maasai warriors,resplendent with long Ochred braids,chat outside their traditional houses. These squat houses with rounded corners have roofs plastered with a mixture of soil and cow dung,so need regular repairs during rain.

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    A Maasai elder.

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    Niger,Timia Oasis. Local Tuareg woman. Traditionally,Muslim Tuareg women do not wear veils but the men keep their faces covered.

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    Myanmar,Burma,Kengtung. An Akha woman wearing traditional costume with a headdress of silver and glass beads.

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  • 862-03355118

    A Hadza hunter wearing a genet cat skin cape smokes cannabis from a crude stone pipe sheathed in leather.The Hadzabe are a thousand-strong community of hunter-gatherers who have lived in the Lake Eyasi basin for centuries. They are one of only four or five societies in the world that still earn a living primarily from wild resources. .

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    Two Samburu warrior of Northern Kenya in all their finery. The ostrich pompom on the spear was formerly a sign of peace.

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    A Turkana man with a fine clay hairstyle,so typical of the southern Turkana. The black ostrich feather pompoms denote that the man belongs to the ng'imor (black) moiety of his tribe.

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    A Maasai woman wearing a very fine beaded necklace. The predominant white colour of her glass beadwork marks her as a Kisingo Maasai,the largest clan group of her tribe living either side of the Kenya-Tanzania border.

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  • 862-03820436

    A Karo women stands in the doorway to her hut in the village of Duss. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar, who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia, the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk, crushed rock and other natural pigments. In addition to painting her face she has decorated her body with whorls of goat hair tied by leather co

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    A pretty Samburu girl in traditional attire.

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    Myanmar,Burma,Wan-seeing. An old Loi woman at Wan-seeing village. The Loi,a Hill Tribe,live in seven villages scattered over a large forested area of the Shan Mountains.

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    A Karo woman wears an elaborate headdress made from the wing-cases of beetles and a cape of calf skin fringed with cowrie shells. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia,the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments.

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  • 862-03437157

    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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    Two Turkana girls set off to fetch water from a nearby Waterhole. Their water containers are made of wood by the women of the tribe. Their 'V' shaped aprons are made of goatskin and have been edged with hundreds and hundreds of round discs fashioned out of ostrich eggshells.

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    A Samburu girl waters her family s goats at a waterhole dug in a seasonal river bed.

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    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.

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