Maasai Woman from Tanzania

Maasai women from Tanzania

In most respects similar to their Kenyan cousins, the Tanzanian Maasai are distinguished by their black or dark blue cloaks, whereas the Kenyan Maasai invariably go for red. If anyone has information as to the significance of the necklaces and ear-rings she is wearing, I'd love to know.

Credit: photo copyright © Bruce G. Stumpf, 1999; reproduced by his kind permission. The original, and much else besides, is on


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

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