Makonde Woman and Child

Makonde woman and child


Makonde woman and child, southern Tanzania. Note the lip-plug worn by the woman, which was a common adornment until relatively recently (see also the image of a Turkana woman wearing a lip-plug). The photo was taken during the German occupation of East Africa as Deutsch Ostafrika (1885-1918).

Credit: photo taken from the Frankfurt University Photographic Archive (image reference 027-1391-18).

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