„Northern Tanzania, Tanzania (Nigel Pavitt)“

from the gallery of John Warburton-Lee Photography

A Datoga woman relaxes outside her thatched house. The traditional attire of Datoga women includes beautifully tanned and decorated leather dresses and coiled brass armulets and necklaces. Yellow and light blue are the preferred colours of the beads they wear. Extensive scarification of the face with raised circular patterns is not uncommon among women and girls.The Datoga (known to their Maasai neighbours as the Mang'ati and to the Iraqw as Babaraig) live in northern Tanzania and are primarily pastoralists.

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