Afar Girl

Afar girl – Ethiopia, originally uploaded by Eric Lafforgue.

Tag search ‘africa’. Lovely portrait. The Afar are a tribe from Ethiopia and surrounding countries.

I found the cap interesting from an anthropologicial pov:

A young Afar girl, not yet married, cos you can see her hair. Later (but not too much), she’ll marry her cousin. As many young girl, she may be infibulated…So the wedding night will start with a knife… That’s the way Afars still do.

4 Responses to “Afar Girl”

  1. Christine Says:

    She is really pretty. That’s really nasty and painful. To infibulate is just too drastic for a precaution for preventing premarital sex. But then again, it works for the Afar tribe.

  2. picturepost Says:

    Thanks for the comment Christine. I think infibulation is barbaric personally. But I’m not sure it’s my place to judge such practices based on my own set of societal ‘norms’. I wonder what the girl thinks!

  3. judy wei Says:

    wow…i love this pick. inspiring..

  4. CrystallineTulip Says:

    This girl’s eyes are beautiful! They just pull you right in…I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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