Young Samburu murran (warrior)

MR3756 “Young Samburu murran (warrior)” most renowned for their bravery. The Samburu are a Nilotic people of north-central kenya that are related to but distinct from the Maasai and semi-nomadic pastoralist who herd mainly cattle but also keep sheep, goats and camels.

Northern Kenya East Africa Vanishing Africa Silver Collection1954

One of Mirella Ricciardi rare first images.

The face of africa ” There are still today men and women in Africa who are as much part of the land as the fauna and flora, and in many ways they have a strange likeness and communion with them: they belong to their surroundings as do the giraffe or the camel, the antelope, the acacia tree or Kilimanjaro; they belong to Africa”

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