LIKUKULENGUE. Mask and costume from the Chokwe of Zambia. Photo by Francois d’Elbee
Africa: Amazigh berber girl with with facial tattoos, Morocco, 1960s
Dogon (Mali) Ceremonial Mask
Tuareg woman, Niger. Tuareg women have a great freedom and participate in family and tribal decisions. Descent and inheritance are both through the maternal line, although modern ways continue to encroach on time-honored customs.
The Tuareg Tribe. The men wear the veils not the women. Keeps them protected from sun and sand, but also keeps them confined and anti-social. "Blue Men of the Desert" because the blue indigo that the fabric is dyed in rubs off on their skin. Turbans can be made with 16.5 feet of fabric.