Young wodaabe girls attending a Geerewol festival. As a final decorative touch, a young girl integrates new sandals to her headdress. Page National Geographic October ‘Niger’s Wodaabe:“People of the Taboo”; article and photos by Carol Beckwith.
This young Ndebele girl wears bead rolls and a tasseled apron that she will discard when she is initiated into adulthood. The Ndebele people are descended from and related to the Bantu-speakers who spread all over Africa from the area of present day Camer