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Hands of Samburu Tribeswoman. The Samburu live just north of the equator in the Rift Valley province of Northern Kenya. The Samburu are closely related to the Maasai of East Africa. African Beauty, African Art, African Fashion, African Tribes, African Style, African Jewelry, Ethnic Jewelry, Beaded Jewelry, Jewellery

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Mucubal With Anklets, Virie Area, Angola

Mucubal especially women, are famous for the way they dress. The latter wear an original and unique headdress called the Ompota. It is made of a wicker framework, traditionally filled with a bunch of tied cow tails, decorated with buttons, shells, zippers and beads. But tradition is disappearing as some women use barbie dolls boxes to cram their ompota headdress. Women whether they are married or not can wear jewels. Ornaments like iron anklets, called Othivela, and armlets, called Othingo…

Married Himba women from Namibia wore heavy anklets. They were made of hand wrought iron beads, then strung onto a leather support structure. Anklets such as these displayed wealth and were worn daily. African Jewelry, Tribal Jewelry, Jewelry Art, Jewelry Design, Himba People, Iron Beads, My Black Is Beautiful, Tribal Art, African Art

Married Himba women wore heavy anklets. They were made of hand wrought iron beads, then strung onto a leather support structure. Anklets such as these displayed wealth and were worn daily.