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Government Celebrations in Kangding, Kardze, Tibet 2010 | A Khampa Tibetan woman in a traditional ceremonial costume from Palyul county. She wears the traditional women's headdress in Palyul with many strands of turqoise, and a gold necklace across her forehead. The costume and ornaments are probably the belongings of her family, and contain much of the family's wealth and savings.

Government Celebrations in Kangding, Kardze, Tibet 2010 | A Khampa Tibetan girl in a traditional ceremonial costume from Palyul county. She wears the traditional women's headdress in Palyul with many strands of turqoise, and a gold necklace across her forehead, nine necklaces of coral and contemporary dzi, and coral and dzi beads set gold rings on six fingers. The costume and ornaments are probably the belongings of her family, and contain much of the family's wealth and savings.

Africa | Young Samburu girl, Samburu National Park, Kenya. Photo by Jim Zuckerman.

Africa | On Monday, fourth day of the Dipo festival, the girls are dressed up in the best clothes and bead necklaces belonging to her family. Ghana | © Bruno Zanzottera.

Africa | Details of Samburu beadwork | © Panoramic Images

Necklace | Anna Singer. Vintage Travel Memories Necklace, with souvenirs/treasures sourced from a number of Asian and African countries.

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