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Africa | Adioukrou Queen Mother “In Ghana, the display of gold at the Ashanti’s king jubilee in 1995 was unsurpassed in splendor. This Adioukrou Queen mother, attending the jubilee, indicates her status by wearing gold turtle and crocodile talismans in her hair. Bedecked with gold jewelry and gold dust makeup, she exhibits her husband’s authority and worth.” Photo by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Uganda, Princess Ruth Komuntale of Toro. In 2012 the young princess went against all odds, chose love over tradition, and married her African American groom, Christopher Thomas.