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Portrait of an old Somba (Betammaribe ) woman taken in her village. Some of the older women can be seen with a tooth of a wild boar inserted in their chin. Photo taken in the Kara region in north eastern Togo, on the border of Benin. 2010
Meghwal Elder II A very special older woman in the Meghwal village of Bhirandiara. These tribals came many years ago from Rajasthan to Gujarat and mainly produce leather goods. As with most of the tribals in the area the women also produce vibrantly embroidered clothes, mainly for their own use.
Beautiful girls from villages in the Chin state had their faces tattooed in order to taint their beauty and stop men from other tribes and kingdoms unwillingly taking them away and forcing them to marry. Now the practice has come to an end, with only a few last remaining generations of tattooed ladies existing today.