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  • 862-03354082

    A young Dassanech girl wears a leather skirt with an elaborate fringe of wooden and metal tassles. 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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  • 862-03354076

    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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  • 700-06936147

    Himba boy, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa

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  • 877-08129464

    Tribal Woman: Invocation

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  • 862-03355138

    A Maasai woman in traditional attire. The preponderance of white glass beads in her ornaments denotes that she is from the Kisongo section of the Maasai,the largest clan group,which lives on both sides of the Kenya-Tanzania border.

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  • 862-03366147

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

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  • 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.

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  • 877-08129461

    Tribal Woman: Invocation

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  • 862-03366064

    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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  • 862-03711120

    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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  • 862-03354096

    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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    Himba Woman Namibia

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  • 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 .

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  • 877-08129469

    Tribal Woman: Invocation

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  • 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.

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  • 862-07910817

    Thailand, Chiang Rai. Portrait of woman of Ahka tribe wearing traditional dress and headgear with silver coins (MR)

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  • 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.

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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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  • 877-08129467

    Tribal woman in traditional costume profile

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  • 700-07067373

    Portrait of Himba women, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa,

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  • 700-08386164

    Kutchi Nomadic Girl Dressed in Traditional Costume, Kutch District, Gujarat, India

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  • 862-06542264

    A young Pokot woman sings to celebrate the opening of a new pre primary school at Ngaini, a remote area of the Kerio Valley. Despite her youth, her jewellery denotes she is already married.

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  • 877-08129463

    Tribal Woman: Invocation

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  • 700-07067376

    Portrait of Himba woman, showing hairstyle of Himba women, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa

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  • 700-08386165

    Kutchi Nomadic Girl Dressed in Traditional Costume, Kutch District, Gujarat, India

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  • 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.

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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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  • 862-03354083

    Two young Dassanech boys sport elaborate clay hairdos at their 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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  • 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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  • 700-07067370

    Portrait of Himba boy, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa

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  • 862-03355142

    Maasai girls gather to celebrate a wedding. Their broad beaded necklaces with predominantly white glass beads mark then as Kisongo Maasai,the largest clan group of the tribe which lives either side of the Kenya-Tanzania border.

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  • 862-03437082

    An elder of the Karo tribe,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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  • 862-03353992

    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.

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  • 862-03366117

    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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  • 862-03366116

    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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  • 862-03820351

    An old Dassanech man wearing a traditional metal lip ornament and metal earrings. His broad ivory armbands and his ivory tobacco container hanging round his neck, are uncommon because elephants no longer frequent the Omo Delta.The Dassanech people live in the Omo Delta of southwest Ethiopia, one of the largest inland deltas in the world.

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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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  • 700-06936149

    Legs of Himba woman, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa

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  • 862-03355121

    A young Datoga man tends his family's livestock on the plains east of Lake Manyara in Northern Tanzania.The Datoga (known to their Maasai neighbours as the Mang'ati and to the Iraqw as Babaraig) live in northern Tanzania and are primarily pastoralists..

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  • 700-07067371

    Portrait of Himba children, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa

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  • 862-03820699

    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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  • 877-08129468

    Tribal woman dancing in traditional costume

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  • 862-03820355

    Karo men excel in body art. They decorate their faces and torsos elaborately using local white chalk, pulverised rock and other natural pigments. Their braided hairstyles are typical of young men from the tribe.The Karo are a small tribe living in three main villages along the lower reaches of the Omo River in southwest Ethiopia.

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  • 862-03355143

    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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  • 862-03354075

    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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  • 841-06500532

    Crafts for sale at the souvenir shop of the Pataxo Indian people at the Reserva Indigena da Jaqueira near Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil, South America

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  • 862-03354097

    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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  • 862-03820693

    Mothers rub animal fat into their sons cloaks to make them supple. This task is performed shortly before the boys set out on an arduous journey to collect sticks, staves and gum to make bows, blunt arrows and clubs after their circumcision.

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  • 862-03820650

    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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  • 862-03366105

    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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  • 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.

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  • 700-03685889

    Portrait of Padaung Woman, Myanmar

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  • 862-03354065

    A Nyangatom woman grinds sorghum using two stones. Typical of her tribe,she wears a heavily beaded calfskin skirt,multiple layers of bead necklaces and metal bracelets and amulets. The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south-western Ethiopia.

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  • 862-03355129

    Black clothing,Black ostrich feathers and the intricate white patterns on the face of this Maasai youth of the Kisongo section signify his recent circumcision.

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  • 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.

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  • 862-03354094

    A Karo woman sits with 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. Typically for a Karo woman,the mother has ochred her hair in tight ringlets and has a ring through her bottom lip.

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  • 862-03366110

    A Turkana girl's necklaces are well-oiled with animal fat and glisten in the sun. The use of red ochre has been copied from their Samburu neighbours and is not widespread. 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.

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  • 700-06936148

    Himba woman making butter in a dried pumpkin, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa

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  • 862-03366059

    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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  • 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.

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  • 700-07067372

    Close-up portrait of Himba children, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa

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  • 862-03366283

    A close-up of a Pokot woman's earrings,hairstyle and beaded ornaments. Only married women wear brass earrings and glass-beaded collars. The band over her head supports the weight of her heavy earrings.

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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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  • 877-08129462

    Tribal Woman: Invocation

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  • 862-03366406

    Gabbra women sing and dance to celebrate a wedding. The traditional metal ornamentation on their heads is called malmal.

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  • 862-03355141

    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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  • 700-07067368

    Close-up of feet and legs of Himba woman, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa

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  • 862-03366132

    Song is an art form ingrained in Turkana culture. At the end of a dance session,the participants invariably enjoy the Song of the Bulls. Each young man will take centre-stage to extol the praises of his favourite ox. He will explain how it came into his possession,its distinguishing traits and with outstretched arms,imitate the shape of its horns.

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  • 862-03366178

    A Maasai elder.

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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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  • 862-03366405

    Gabbra women sing and dance to celebrate a wedding. The traditional metal ornamentation on their heads is called malmal.

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  • 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.

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  • 862-07910818

    Thailand, Chiang Rai. Portrait of woman of Ahka tribe wearing traditional dress and headgear with silver coins (MR)

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  • 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.

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  • 841-06500533

    Crafts for sale at the souvenir shop of the Pataxo Indian people at the Reserva Indigena da Jaqueira near Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil, South America

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  • 862-03820694

    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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  • 862-03355130

    Black clothing and the intricate white patterns on the face of this Maasai youth of the Kisongo section signify his recent circumcision.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 862-03355205

    Old Datoga women wearing beautifully tanned and decorated leather dresses sing a short distance from their homes. They keep rhythm by rubbing their numerous iron bracelets together.The Datoga (known to their Maasai neighbours as the Mang'ati and to the Iraqw as Babaraig) live in northern Tanzania and are primarily pastoralists.

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  • 862-03354095

    Two young Karo girls stand in front of the massive trunk of a fig tree. 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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  • 862-03366121

    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.

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  • 862-08090825

    Africa, Kenya, Narok County, Masai Mara. Maasai Man dressed in traditional attire.

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  • 862-03366056

    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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  • 862-03366055

    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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  • 700-08386163

    Kutchi Nomadic Girl Dressed in Traditional Costume, Kutch District, Gujarat, India

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  • 862-03366109

    A Turkana woman wears all the finery of her tribe: brass lip plug,beaded collar decorated with bleached shells of the African land snail,leaf-like ear ornaments and metal earrings from which hang tiny rings of goat horn.

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  • 862-03355175

    A Hadza girl wearing a beaded headband and necklaces.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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  • 862-03366355

    Laikipiak Maasai

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  • 862-03355207

    The numerous decorated iron bracelets worn by a Datoga woman. During song and dance,she will rub them together to keep rhythm. Her traditional attire includes a beautifully tanned leather dress embellished with beads. The Datoga (known to their Maasai neighbours as the Mang'ati and to the Iraqw as Babaraig) live in northern Tanzania and are primarily pastoralists.

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