A nice article I found about the connection between Indian Sadhus & the Rastafarian movement in Jamaica. Now we all know it was the east Indians who brought ganja & curry goat to Jamaica...but now we know they brought dreadlocks too! Reminds me of Uncle Boysie & his talk about 'cooperation between the indian man & the black man'!
The Himba people are an ethnic group of about 20,000 to 50,000 people living in northern Namibia, in the Kaokoland region. They are a nomadic, pastoral people and they breed cattle and goats. They wear little clothing, but the women are famous for covering themselves with otjize, a mixture of butter fat and ochre, possibly to protect themselves from the sun. The mixture gives their skins a reddish tinge. This symbolizes earth’s rich red color and the blood that symbolizes life, and is…
A traditional bridal costume of the Karakatsani. From Karnobat (Burgas province, southeastern Bulgaria), early 20th century. The Sarakatsan people were Greek traditionally nomadic sheep and goat herders found in Bulgaria, Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. (Ethnographic Museum of Burgas, Bulgaria).
Morocco | Headress. Early 20th century | Cotton cloth, silver alloy, glass, stone, animal hair, fiber | A headdress helped a Moroccan Jewish woman to conceal her hair after marriage and proclaim her pride in her heritage. Headdresses from the Drâ valley have a rigid peaked structure covered with cotton velvet. Tubes of coiled silver adorn the upper front portion, while a fringe of cattle or goat hair borders a decorative silver band.