Tattooed Face Lady 1
Tattooing the faces of young women is a tradition that after many centuries in Myanmar has now come to an end. 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.
Obi with Stylized Waves | Japan | Meiji period (1868–1912) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dramatic waves rendered in gold and silver metallic threads and white and greenish blue silk crash and splash all over the surface of this obi. It is woven in a double-cloth weave that was very popular for obis in the Meiji period
Ethiopian Tribes, Suri
Ethiopia, tribes, Surma, Suri people Young boys seen by the Kibish river near the village Kibish. When you visit the Surma area you probably follow the road from Tum to Koka and Tulgit and finally Kibish. Most of the tourists are going directly to Kibish, which is the biggest settlement in the area with a police station, a tourist office, two small restaurants, some shops, and, if you are very lucky, a cold beer. Around Koka, Tulgit and Kibish there are many small Suri villages which can be…
Living Tradition | American Craft Council
Africa | Detail from a Kente prestige cloth from the Ewe people of Ghana | 19th century | Silk and Cotton | In the collection of the British Museum, London