I've always thought (and still do), that Masai men and women look really cool
This picture in particular... gets my vote
and I mean really cool
Symbols of beauty and maturity
Looks painful. ( mainly when the plate is out ironically)
In the Tribe documentary below Bruce states that legend has it that it was first used as a way to deter slavers from taking their women
I like the reddish tint used by Himba women
I do not believe that they bathe only once a year as sometimes stated
I do sometimes wonder how they manage without things we women have become accustomed to.. and reliant on.
I found this rather amusing. hey.. I can't stand a man without manners either!.. we have something in common
Lack of chivalry can be a real turn off
If it were not for... female circumcision ( or cutting as its known.. tribal or not.. you can ostracize me if you like on that one..but certain things are a big no no for me) the occasional or regular drinking of blood,
lip stretching, body scarring, husband sharing, and daily physical hard work... I think i'd make a pretty cool tribal wife... err.. on second thoughts.. scratch that.. I don't think i would actually.
I wonder what they would make of me..
To be honest.. our needs appear quite similar..if not the same, just played out/performed in a different way.
Men have big.. Egos.. and women like to look pretty.
Alternative rights of passage for girls? [yes please]