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Traditional Xhosa Wedding Dresses and Attire

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Africa | Adolescents from Pondoland in Transkei. Their faces are painted white and they are swathed in blankets as part of puberty rights. | © United Nations Photo

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Adolescents from Pondoland in Transkei. Their faces are painted white and they are swathed in blankets as part of puberty rights. 1/Jan/1982. UN Photo/x. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

Africa | Ritual calabash with figural stopper from the Zigua people of Tanzania | Gourd/calabash, wood, glass beads, cowrie shells and fiber.

Africa | Ritual calabash with figural stopper from the Zigua people of Tanzania | Gourd/calabash, wood, glass beads, cowrie shells and fiber.

"Everyday’s mother’s day | Ivory Coast 1972 | © of Fulvio Roiter

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awakonate: “ Everyday’s mother’s day | Ivory Coast 1972 | © of Fulvio Roiter ”

Incroyable: Samburu hommes en plumes coiffures

Incredible photos of Kenya's elaborately dressed tribes

Men of the Samburu and Rendille tribes, both of whom live in Kenya's Rift Valley, wear elaborate feather headdresses after being circumcised.

Africa | A Bamana hunter-griot (bard) performing a dance in Narena, Mali. February of 1995.

Record A Bamana hunter-griot (bard) performing a dance, Narena village, Mali, [slide]

Africa | A Bamana hunter-griot (bard) performing a dance in Narena, Mali. February of 1995.

"The Dama rite of passage takes place over a six day period. The second day is Gondenu, the day of dancing, and is organized in three phases, the separation, the liminal, and the reintegration. The reintegration phase resolves the conflicts and re-establishes order. The kanaga and sirige are paired in this phase and create a symbolism of the balanced pairing of male and female aspects." The stilt performer is dancing 'Fulani woman' mask. Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga 1972.

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Ifa Divination Vessel: Mother and Child Caryatid (Agere Ifa) | Yoruba peoples, Oyo group | The Met

Ifa Divination Vessel: Mother and Child Caryatid (Agere Ifa) | Yoruba peoples, Oyo group | The Met

Ifa Divination Vessel: Mother and Child Caryatid (Agere Ifa) | Yoruba peoples, Oyo group | The Met

Africa | "When a Pokot girl has recovered from circumcision, brass hoops and coils are threaded through holes in her ears and she begins to wear beaded collars. She will not wear a lip plug, however, until she is married" | ©Angela Fisher, Africa Adorned, 1984

Books

Books by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Panneau rituel de procession Senoufo Kwonro

Art africain - Statues africaines - Panneau rituel de procession Senoufo Kwonro - Ethnie : Senoufo, côte d'ivoire - objet n°10268

Mother-and-Child Caryatid Vessel | Cleveland Museum of Art

Mother-and-Child Caryatid Vessel

The mother figure of this vessel from the Southern Ekiti region represents a devotee who kneels before the gods. The vessel once held the 16 sacred palm nuts essential to divination rituals. The

Bakongo Science Museum Group Collection © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum. Carved wooden figure of female reclining on rectangular board, in position ready for a clitoridectomy (?), painted, Bakongo tibe, Congolese, 1880-1930

Bakongo Science Museum Group Collection © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum. Carved wooden figure of female reclining on rectangular board, in position ready for a clitoridectomy (?), painted, Bakongo tibe, Congolese, 1880-1930

Bakongo Science Museum Group Collection © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum. Carved wooden figure of female reclining on rectangular board, in position ready for a clitoridectomy (?), painted, Bakongo tibe, Congolese, 1880-1930

Bakongo Science Museum Group Collection © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum. Carved wooden figure of female reclining on rectangular board, in position ready for a clitoridectomy (?), painted, Bakongo tibe, Congolese, 1880-1930

Xhosa initiates basking in the winter sun

South African Culture, Customs And Practices Writ Large: Re-Morphed Cultural Renaissance Against Dysfunctional Existence

African historical and cultural identity, has been distorted through use of political economy shows its lacks, deficiencies, interests, needs, desires, passions, tastes, ideals, motives, values, etc.

African Tribal Art - Dance Wand, Ndebele, South Africa

African Tribal Art - Dance Wand, Ndebele, South Africa

African Tribal Art - Dance Wand, Ndebele, South Africa