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Niger African Girl Postcard

Shielding her glance under a veil so as not to look directly at the object of her desire, this young woman from Niger judges the charm & beauty dances of Wodaabe male dancers. When Wodaabe men sing about the ideal beauty of a woman, they say she must have eyes resembling those of gazelle, skin as clear as water, teeth as white as milk, and a back as long & straight as a young acacia tree.


From the postcard book AFRICAN CEREMONIES

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Taken on September 8, 2009