22 October 2017

Incredible styles worn by women from 'lost tribes' - Photo

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These remarkable photographs show the fascinating hairstyles worn by tribeswomen in rural Angola. reports citing Daily Mail that the images were taken by London-based photographer Tariq Zaidi as he toured the southern African country in search of its 'lost tribes'.

In his quest, he captured insightful snapshots into the lifestyles and customs of the people living in these isolated rural communities.

A prominent feature in the photographs is the tribeswomen's incredible headgear and how it represents their status within their groups.

The women are fiercely proud of their traditional hairstyles and clothes and are more keen than the men of the tribes to cling on to their ancient customs.

The elaborate styles take hours to create and include bits of woven hay, goat hair and extensions.

Oil-rich Angola's rapid development has raised concerns that its isolated tribal communities are in danger of eroding.

The various tribes and ethnic groups tend to cluster in certain areas of the country each with their own customs, language and history.

There are more than 90 different ethnic groups in Angola, which borders Namibia and Botswana to the south, Zambia to the east and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the North.

Among the communities featured in the photographs are the Himba, Mwila, Mucuroca and Mucuis tribes.

2017.10.06 / 11:24
Aida Tinayeva
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