Mumuhuila girl with huge necklace - Angola
By the kind of necklace the girl wears, you can say if she is a kid, a teen, a women ready to marry a man, or a married woman.
This one has the huge necklace that she needs to keep from puberty until she marries a man. It may takes 4 years.Then she'll wear a giant neckalce beads.
Mumuhuila have a strange costum. Usually, i ask the name of the people for my pictures. In Mumuhuila, you must not ask the name of the people, and people won't tell their name inf ront of others. Quiet surprizing and disturbing!
The hairstyle is made of dried cow dungs, herbs, trunks, oil and fat. The number of big dreadlocks has a meaning: 3 dreadlocks means there is a dead people in the family. 4 to 6 dreadlocks is the normal style.
© Eric Lafforgue