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Two Mumuhuilas little girls - Angola | by Eric Lafforgue
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Two Mumuhuilas little girls - Angola

Those little girls from the Mumuhuila tribe live near Chibia, in the south of Angola. They wear the traditional hairstyle and the big necklace. The necklace shows if they are teens or not. They still are children as the necklace is red.

On their hair, they wear the traditional hairstyle, made with a mix of trunk, oil and cow dung. It was impossible to make them smile as pausing for a white man was too impressive for them, it was the first time they met tourist. Imagine the face they had when i gave them a polaroid at the end of the session! Those little girls live dressed like that, they were not dressed for me.


© Eric Lafforgue

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Taken on December 4, 2010