lunedì 16 dicembre 2013
Karrayyu tribe woman with clothes and colorful necklaces, a photo by anthony pappone photographer on Flickr.
The eastern Ethiopia is little known and little visited by tourists, but is a collection of ethnic groups and tribes .
Barentu the Oromo people , Represent and one of the two halves of the original ethnic Oromo ( the other half being the Borana ) ethnic Oromo are the largest Cushitic -speaking group of people living in Northeast and East Africa.
from addis ababa going to Awash , meet the pastors Karayu which are a subgroup of the Oromo , are distinguished by their hairstyle and wearing a white robe and a dagger ( jile ) similar to the Afar .
fight for grazing lands and water resources is a constant and daily challenge for the Karayu . This results in conflicts with neighboring tribes : such as the Afar tribe or the Eisa , but Also with some other ethnic Oromo ethnic subgroups ....
Awash going north you go in the region ahmara , where there are the Wallo Oromo and other subgroups , and the Afars who compete for territory. in the city of baths there is a big market where tribes come together and sell their cattle and camels ...
going to the city to meet the harar Eisa Somali tribes , the Harari and Argoba tribes , Muslims, and cultivate and consume qat ( natural plant drug ) and coffee .
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.