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'Hamar Portrait, Ethiopia' (2012) by photographer Pascal Mannaerts. "The Hamars are a people of East Africa living in southwestern Ethiopia in a fertile area of the Omo Valley. The gracious Hamar women are easily spotted with their characteristic outfits." Image and quote via National Geographic

The Hamars are a people of East Africa living in southwestern Ethiopia in a fertile area of the Omo Valley. The traditional dress code for unmarried Hamar girls includes cowrie-shell collars, glass-beaded necklaces, and decorated goatskin.

Pende Minganji masked dancers, Guardians of initiation camp, D.R.Congo, near Gungu

Democratic Republic of Congo, 1970 / photo courtesy of Eliot, Elisofon and The National Museum of African Art

Dogon dancers, Mali

uncertaintimes: Gavin Hellier : Masked Ceremonial Dogon Dancers, Sangha, Dogon Country, Mali via

Dogon people, Mali

Dogon Mask, Africa : "This 'elephant-mask' with its long hood nose and large ears and decorated with multicoloured beads, is characteristic of the Bamileke secret society in West Cameroon, to whom it is unique.