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Lobi woman, Burkina Faso | by Dietmar Temps
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Lobi woman, Burkina Faso

This woman from the ethnic group of the Lobi people in Burkina Faso is over 90 years old and is wearing a small white lip disk.


The Lobi people are perhaps the shiest people of Burkina Faso. Men still carry bows and arrows, and old women wear lip disks. Spread throughout Burkina Faso, Ghana and Ivory Coast, the Lobi also have the most characteristic villages; thanks in part to their shyness they have maintained their traditions intact.


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Taken on January 6, 2010