Some say the Afar are descendants of the Egyptian pharaohs. They share some similarities in the way the men wear their hair and shawls draped loosely over their shoulders, a few words of their language, and use symbols reminiscent of hieroglyphics to mark their camels.
Beautiful Tigraian women showing their hair style. This picture shows the many hair style braids that can be worn by women and young girls in Tigrai (one of the northern regions of Ethiopia). Even though modern hair styles can be seen in many of the surrounding cities, in the municipality of Tigrai most women stick to the thousands-year-old traditional styles.