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Afar Woman, Ethiopia

"Facial scarification serves both as a means of establishing tribal identity and a way to enhance physical beauty. The curved pattern of cow horns on the forehead of this serene woman indicates that she is from a cattle-herding family and comes from a gentle and more fertile part of Afar country than the harsh Danakil Depression."

photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, writing in the book Faces of Africa

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Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher
 
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