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fulani woman. mali, west africa. summer 'o8


The Fulani people of West Africa are the largest nomadic group (herders and traders) in the world. The most important object in Fulani society is a cattle. The Fulani are often found at local markets and interact with the people, getting news and spreading it through much of West Africa. The Fulani have a huge respect for beauty. Beauty is considered very important and one of the ways this is shown is through tattoos that are put all over the body. A distinguishing feature of a Fulani woman is her lips, which are many times a blackish color from the use of Henna or tattooing done on the mouth. The traditional dress of the Fulani women consists of long colorful, embroidered flowing robes.

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Taken on July 12, 2008