Romina Facchi

Romina Facchi

Milano / Traveller & Blogger I left my heart in Africa...
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Datoga People

Datoga People

Hadzabe people

Hadzabe people

Masai

Masai

Makonde woman - Photo Credits: Kaobanga

Makonde woman - Photo Credits: Kaobanga

Apart from being fierce warriors and skilled wood carvers, the Makonde are famous for their traditional tribal tattoos, a symbol of the region they belong to; tattoos are painted on both the face and the body of the members of this ethnic group; motifs and patterns have mostly remained the same through time and they consist of lines, acute angles, dots, animals or plants.

Apart from being fierce warriors and skilled wood carvers, the Makonde are famous for their traditional tribal tattoos, a symbol of the region they belong to; tattoos are painted on both the face and the body of the members of this ethnic group; motifs and patterns have mostly remained the same through time and they consist of lines, acute angles, dots, animals or plants.

Makonde passage rites, beliefs and wood carvings are closely related to each other.   The most important initiation ceremony in Makonde culture is boys circumcision. The main role is played by the Mapiko dance, where the dancer wears the Mapiko mask, the personification of the evil the boy has to fight.

Makonde passage rites, beliefs and wood carvings are closely related to each other. The most important initiation ceremony in Makonde culture is boys circumcision. The main role is played by the Mapiko dance, where the dancer wears the Mapiko mask, the personification of the evil the boy has to fight.

Datoga woman with traditional tattoo

Datoga woman with traditional tattoo

Dotage people - Photo Credits: Richard Mortel

Dotage people - Photo Credits: Richard Mortel

Dotage people - Photo Credits: Thiery

Dotage people - Photo Credits: Thiery

Datoga women

Datoga women