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Kalash/ Pakistan

Kalash sisters - Pakistan. Kalash people are a non-Muslim minority living on the fringes of northern Pakistan.

In a 200 year-old custom, the Chin ethnic minority group in Myanmar would give their daughters elaborate facial tattoos to ward off attacks from neighboring princes who would often try to kidnap girls to be concubines. The women in picture was one of the last to receive the groups markings, which has now died out.



Kalash, Pakistan

Africa | Mbororo woman photographed in Cameroon. The Mbororo belong to the Fulani/Peul ethnic group. Especially the women, traditionally tattoo thier faces.

Girl from the Kalash people. The Kalash people is a unique ethnic group around Pakistan (Green eyes are the most prevalent trait, and blonde hair is common). They have lived in relative isolation for millennia. Women have one of the highest rankings in the world for indigenous rights.