Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jambo, Maasi People in Kenya

Jambo - (slang for hello in Swahili)

The pastoral Massai numbering 250,000 share the Maa language form which their name derives, occupying the Narok and Kajiado districts of Kenya.  To the warriors the fashion of long hair is a sign of beauty instead of the women, beauty consists in having a shaved head polished brightly with fat with numerable beads that are part of the necklaces that decorate their body, neck, head, ears, wrists, arms, fingers, knees and ankles.

Photo: Eric Harris

postmarked around 1993 with three Kenya bird stamps (Speckled Pigeon) 

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