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The Turkana are a Nilotic people (ethnic groups from southern Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and Northern Tanzania) of who inhabit the northwest Kenya known as the Turkana District. They're the third largest ethnic group in Kenya. Women's traditional hairstyle: braided Mohawk. Ornaments indicate their wealth and marital status.

Kenia, Kenya, Tribes, stammen, Turkana people, Turkana lake, by Rita Willaert on flickr

Papua New Guinea, Half Face Close Up; photograph by Eric Lafforgue. Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

Africa | Dassanetch old woman, Ethiopia | © Eric Lafforgue. {loving the watch bits that she has integrated into her hair do}

  • Leala Tomlinson

    I traded someone in the hamar tribe a white plastic watch for a strand of old glass beads! Amazing!

  • Monika Ettlin

    Wonderful, both people got something that they valued, and who knows perhaps somewhere on Pinterest you might even 'meet' her again, as she will be prominently wearing her traded treasure.

India | Bonda woman. Onkadelli, Orissa | ©Leonid Plotkin.

Masuli, Suri teenager girl, Kibish, Omo valley, Ethiopia by Eric Lafforgue, via Flickr