Facial Scarification in Africa in the early 1940s

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    From a mostly uncaptioned photo album. Probably West Africa, c. 1943

    nina.doodles, xof, tiagogualberto, and 26 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ross_rm 55 months ago | reply

      Awesome picture

    2. benjaminschmieg 55 months ago | reply

      impressive shot!

    3. Alfonso Maturana 53 months ago | reply

      Impresinante foto. Esta practica quizas ya no se realiza?
      SAludos desde Chile.

    4. gbaku 53 months ago | reply

      I don't know of anyone practicing scarification like this today, but other forms might still be practiced in parts of Africa --- for example in Southern Sudan.

    5. vintila 51 months ago | reply

      very good photo&document

    6. PIXELMAO 50 months ago | reply

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    7. Foto-X™ 47 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 1875 < Art History Images without Restriction, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. Ruth Flickr 43 months ago | reply

      It was still pretty common in the 1960s in Nigeria as I recall.

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