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inka bodice via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date: century Culture: African (Dinka peoples) Medium: fiber, glass beads, cowrie shell Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Isabel Shults Fund, 2001 Accession Number:

Africa | Rashaida girl wearing the Burga, Nubian Desert. | © Angela Fisher. | "From the age of 5 every Rashaida girls wears the burga, even at meal times, removing it only in the privacy of the family tent.  Girls frequently sew small gifts of silver thread, buttons and pendants onto their veils to enhance their exotic appearance.  The burga is usually restyled every 3 yrs, and by the time girls are eligible for marriage it will be impressively long and decorative."

Frontal fringe and side tonsures on a Rashaida girl of Soudan, originally from Yemen. Photographs by Angela Fisher.

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Africa - Masai beads - Kind of look like Native American Indian jewelry, huh? -- [My comment: Addt'l research: Sep 2010 – Women from Kenya's Maasai ethnic group try to transform their traditional beading, targeting the high fashion markets of the west .

SPORTS WITH A TWIST

Zion Tribe: Aliane Uwimana Gatabazi and Rachelle Mongita photographed by Maëlle André for MOTEL Magazine DK

AfroStyle Magazine

The photo shoot “The Head Dress” by South African photographer Lauren Fletcher is just that – stunning! Model Aphelele-Mbiyo looks so regal on these pictures. I read on Lauren&

african jewelry for women traditional | African woman in colorful, traditional headpiece, beaded necklaces ...

Young African woman in colorful, traditional headpiece, beaded necklaces and facial markings.

JENNY KEE 'Art of the Scarf' SS12/13

Jenny Kee 2012 Fashion Show

Africa | "A touch of class".  Details; Hamer man's arm ornament.  Omo Valley, Ethiopia | © Eric Lafforgue

Africa | "A touch of class". Details; Hamer man's arm ornament. Omo Valley, Ethiopia | © Eric Lafforgue

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