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A Mangbetu woman.    The Mangbetu people are from Central Africa - Congo. They believe that  an elongated skull with a flattened forehead pleases the gods.

A Mangbetu woman. The Mangbetu people are from Central Africa - Congo. They believe that an elongated skull with a flattened forehead pleases the Gods. It's important to remember that the people of early Egyptian civilization esteemed elongated heads and

Scarification is widely performed across Africa. The practice of incising the skin with a sharp instrument. Cicatrisation is a special form of scarification, whereby a gash is made in the skin with a sharp instrument & irritation of the skin. Dark pigments such as ground charcoal or gunpowder are rubbed in to provide emphasis. These cuts, when healed form keloids. The most complicated cicatrisation was found in the Congo Basin and neighbouring regions, and among the Akan speakers of West…

Love this it's beautiful "Proud Primitives, the Nuba People" by Oskar and Horst Luz @ National Geographic November 1966 // "In the mountains of southern Sudan some 50 groups perpetuate distinctive dialects and customs, including whole- body scarification"