Scarification among African cultures, is a activity, that was widely performed across many Africa nations. Among the recurrent formal qualities that can be found in African sculpture, scarification, along with hairstyles, are a cultural component that is perceived as aesthetically beautiful.
Maursi Lip Plate
How are Lip Plates Inserted? This tradition is customarily performed between 6 months and a year before a young girl is to marry, usually around the age of s…
Congolese Mangbetu Head Elongation
The Mangbetu believe elongating the head increased the childs intellengence.this tribe deep in the center of Africa is famous for its hair styles that defied nature. They practiced Lipombo’ – the art of head elongation that denoted majesty and status,
” … la primordiale innocente bellezza delle donne Mangbetu …” Leggi altro su: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=457172417677594&set=a.2576395042975…
The rite of passage, still practiced by some Africans today, is a traditional ceremony in which a person enters into a new phase of life.
In Mali, a young Dogon male may believe that without a unique ceremony, he will remain suspended between boyhood and manhood. See All National Geographic Vid…
We can look around our communities and see why a rites of passage is still necessary in the 21st century. Boys and girls don’t just come out of the womb knowing how to be men and women.
These cultural practices are very unusual rituals, for many to grasp but the aim of these African cultures are to strengthen the spiritual bond between the members of the tribe and their surroundings and build srong family bonds..