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Photos Document Rituals Of Womanhood In Remote Tribes Around The World

Tajiposa is a member of the Himba tribe in Namibia, where she lives in a community of approximately 80 women. The image above, taken by ethnographer, photographer and explorer Alegra Ally, captures Tajiposa during her “moon cycle” celebration after her first menstruation cycle. The rite honors Tajiposa’s transformation from girlhood to womanhood by anointing her an African queen.
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