Samburu Warrior Herdsmen

MR2566 “Samburu Warrior Herdsmen.” – The plaited head-dress covered in red ochre grease worn only during the period of their warrior-hood. They are extremely vain and proud of their appearance during this period and great pains and many hours are taken in the decoration of their bodies with the great ochre paint.   Northern Kenya East Africa – Platinum / Silver VA Collection 1954

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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