gishu31OB1BJ3AAA_54_990x660152925511-masai-tribes-members-dance-in-central-kenya-gettyimagesMaasai warriors painting their faces with red ochre in preparation of a circumcision ceremony, Longido, TanzaniaA Maasai male from Kenya awaits his circumcision at the entrance of the cattle kraal. His body has been washed with cold water kept overnight in a bucket containing an axe head to numb his senses. Should he cry out in pain during the operation he will be deemed a coward and bear this shame for the rest of his life. 1994masai2masai5masa3
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There are many ceremonies in Maasai society including Enkipaata (senior boy ceremony), Emuratta (circumcision), Enkiama (marriage), Eunoto (warrior-shaving ceremony), Eokoto e-kule (milk-drinking ceremony), Enkang oo-nkiri (meat-eating ceremony), Olngesherr (junior elder ceremony), etc. Also, there are ceremonies for boys and girls minor including, Eudoto/Enkigerunoto oo-inkiyiaa (earlobe), and Ilkipirat (leg fire marks). Traditionally, boys and girls must undergo through these initiations for minors prior to circumcision. However, many of these initiations concern men while women's initiations focus on circumcision and marriage. Men will form age-sets moving them closer to adulthood.
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Availability : 01/28/2015 01/31/2015
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