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The Maasai tribe

The Masai people identify themselves as members of their tribe by either removing their lower two front teeth with a knife, burning their skin, or stretching their earlobes. The women are not allowed to grow out their hair, which is cut close to the scalp with a knife by the men.

 

All of the men of this village I met, had this mark on their faces, and almost every woman.

 

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Los Masai se identifican como miembros de una tribu quitándose los incisivos inferiores con un cuchillo, haciéndose marcas en la cara quemando la piel o estirando sus lóbulos de las orejas. Las mujeres no pueden tener el pelo largo, y son los hombres los encargados de cortarlo con una navaja.

 

Todos los hombres del poblado Masai que visité compartían la misma marca en la cara, al igual que la mayoría de las mujeres.

 

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Taken on September 30, 2009