the tribe of arunachal pradesh, un set su Flickr.
venerdì 6 dicembre 2013
the last headhunters, Konyak Tribe Warrior, nagaland, un set su Flickr.
in this photographic travel I met some of these old warriors in the villages in the district of mon, in the region of Nagaland.
The Konyak tribes have traditionally had a strong warrior tradition and are mostly famous because they were still headhunting until the end of 1960.
As a trade mark honorarium a young warrior konyak would receive a tattoo of his face, when he bore to the king the head of an enemy while the tattoo on the chest is yet another typical traditional tattoo, which was a high social privilege and only the best and most brave warriors had wear tattooed.
in addition to having facial tattoos and tattoos on the body their symbols of warriors konyak are big pierced ears made of animal horns, war hats were made of hunted wild pigs horns, hornbill feathers and wild bear or goat hair.
Konyaks used a traditional basket specifically made to carry and bring back human heads from war. It was decorated with monkey skulls, wild pigs horns and sometimes hornbill beaks.
also wear a necklace with of bronze faces that means the number of heads that cut.
It was believed that by taking head of an enemy as a trophy, he took his power and soul.
This was a common practice until the Christianization put an end to their culture and their tradition.
The Konyak tribes resisted the Christianization and modernization longer than most of the other tribes.
danakil depression, un set su Flickr.
Danakil the devil's land
The Danakil is a region that lies on the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea and Djibouti, and is an area of the most inhospitable parts of the planet and in the warm period can reach 70 ° C.
there they live the Afar people, a nomadic people and proud and great warrior traditions are recognizable for the long curly hair and still wear the traditional dagger jile while the women are considered the most beautiful in the world, wear their hair braided wear colorful necklaces and have the scarified facial.
The Danakil is a land of volcanoes, Erta Ale is one of the few visible with red-hot lava into its caldera but you have to tackle the climb at night and escorted by the military for fear of ambushes of armed groups.
The Dallol, is a show of indescribable colors, due to the dissolution of salts in water and rock formations.
Then there is the plain of salt only source of work remained for the Afar in the inaccessible area, the village of ahmed ela where start the interminable caravans of camels laden with salt blocks to bring in markets around the horn of africa. ...