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Traditional African Markings Documentary

In traditional Africa, markings reveal the ethnicity, sex, family status and social extraction of an individual. This ritual incisions are carried out by the keeper of tribal traditions as shown in this documentary . It is a painful exercise but it is essential for the integration of an individual into …

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Traditional African Ritual Scarification Documentary

As with other traditional African rituals, scarification is also a group event. The suffering and joy of one individual is always shared with everybody else. A woman using a razor blade is charged with this task. She cuts the skin into elaborate patterns as shown in the above documentary. The …

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