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Afar (Ethiopia). Some say the Afar are descendants of the Egyptian pharaohs. They share some similarities in the way people wear their hair and shawls draped loosely over their shoulders, a few words of their language, and use symbols reminiscent of hieroglyphics to mark their camels.

from Matthew's Island of Misfit Toys

North African Women, late 1800s

What a beautiful profile. 19th Century 'cabinet' photo depicts No African woman, (possibly Ethiopian)