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Monday, 26 August 2013

What would you miss if you lived with a Tribe for a month?

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.


Depends

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]

5 comments:

  1. LOVED these blog postings.

    Interesting- I always knew there was a reason for the plates.

    What would I miss if I lived in a tribe for a month? Alot comes to mind, but the first thing that came to mind was a daily supply of running water. And soap. I shower right after my gym ( I workout at lunch time), and though I'm sure I'm clean when I go to bed at night, I can't sleep unless I shower again.
    After water & soap, then electricity. I was going to say music,but I could sing to myself the songs I missed.

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  2. I too thought of soap and water/facilities.. esp as a woman..
    I don't eat meat so a tribe where that's not a staple would be great.
    Darkness at night's okay.. but I am a little bit 'scared' of insects so will definitely need someone to cuddle up to at night.. so no hut surfing for whoever that may be

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  3. I'd be afraid of rodents gnawing on me while I slept. I guess I'd miss the security of knowing I won't be eaten up at night. And I dont know how I'd forget-- I'd miss my kitty Isaiah

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  4. Lol.. maybe Isaiah could go with you, attack those pesky rodents

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  5. This may sound odd, but I'd miss my 'freedom' ( or sense of it) I have a feeling I'd be expected to take on a particular role, and I'd want to say no alot.. but because I'd be foreign, I'd be really dependent on the tribe for everything.
    But remember Alieux.. we can bring things/skills/improvements to the table also.. shit.. I sound like a bloody colonizer!

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