Head portrait of Afar tribe woman with facial scarifications and wearing a scarf, Malab-Dei village, Danakil depression, Afar Fulani woman in Djibo in northern Burkina Faso. The woman sports the traditional facial scarring, that is considered beautiful.
Most commonly, decorative art occurs in the form of architecture, or in the form of personal adornments such as jewelry, hats, clothing and facial tattoos. In their spare time, Fulani women make handicrafts including engraved gourds, weavings, knitting, and baskets.
Sep 23, · Mrs. Sinou, shop owner, Ko tribe from Burkina Faso. “I was born in Ghana. My aunt took me to the village, and they did the scars without my father’s consent. TRIBAL (FACIAL AND BODILY) MARKS IN AFRICAN CULTURE Fulani girl with facial tattoo Boy in Cové, Benin (Dietmar Temps' photostream) The dedendga is a form of scarring that is vertically and horizontally rotate three scars left and right cheeks. All these scars are made by a specialist scarifying.
Jul 20, · In a dark room, the High Priestess used her ceremonial knife to cut two teardrop scars beneath her baby grandson's eyes. As baby Enitan cried out, the marks ran red with blood.
Tribal Marks – the ‘African tattoo’ By Melinda Ozongwu on August 23, — A Nigerian friend, with whom I went to university in the UK, had tribal marks on his cheeks. I never felt comfortable enough to ask him about them but eventually the subject came up. July 12 A young boy in Torodi Niger sports the traditional facial scarring of the Fulani tribe. Traditional facial scarification of a woman in the Congo, Central Africa. Young man from the Bodi Tribe having new scars made on his chest with razor blade, to make decorative skin scarifications. The woman sports the traditional facial.
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Throughout West Africa, many Fulani have facial tattoos as a sign of their cultural identity. In Mali, women tattoo their mouth and lips, a tradition known as “Tchoodi”. The black circle framing her mouth draws attention to her white teeth and beautiful smile. Facial scarification is practiced among many ethnic groups in South Sudan, and various marks across the faces of tribesmen give identity to the tribe and beauty to its women. However, others consider it a brutal act of violence committed mostly against children, who .