Novice Maasai Warrior

Novice Maasai warrior

Novice Maasai warrior wearing a headdress of bird's feathers which he has hunted. The wearing of such head dresses is only allowed for warriors who did not flinch during their circumcision.

Credit: photo copyright © The National Museums of Kenya; reproduced by kind permission.


Traditional Music & Cultures of Kenya
Copyright Jens Finke, 2000-2003

also by Jens Finke
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